I’m gonna try and buy one
So that now I can go into my shed to listen to some tunes aesthetically
That we have made a hero of Howard Hughes tells us something interesting about ourselves, something only dimly remembered, tells us that the secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake (Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power), but which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules.
Of course we do not admit that. The instinct is socially suicidal, and because we recognize that this is so we have developed workable ways of saying one thing and believing quite another. A long time ago, Lionel Trilling pointed out what he called "the fatal separation" between "the ideas of our educated liberal class and the deep places of the imagination." "I mean only," he wrote, "that our educated class has a ready if mild suspiciousness of the profit motive, a belief in progress, science, social legislation, planning and international cooperation. . . . Those beliefs do great credit to those who hold them. Yet it is a comment, if not on our beliefs then on our way of holding them, that not a single first-rate writer has emerged to deal with these ideas, and the emotions that are consonant with them, in a great literary way." Officially we admire men who exemplify those ideas. We admire the Adlai Stevenson character, the rational man, the enlightened man, the man not dependent upon the potentially psychopathic mode of action. Among rich men, we officially admire Paul Mellon, a socially responsible inheritor in the European mold. There has always been that divergence between our official and our unofficial heroes. It is impossible to think of Howard Hughes without seeing the apparently bottomless gulf between what we say we want and what we do want, between what we officially admire and secretly desire, between, in the largest sense, the people we marry and the people we love. In a nation which increasingly appears to prize social virtues, Howard Hughes remains not merely antisocial but grandly, brilliantly, surpassingly, asocial. He is the last private man, the dream we no longer admit.
Joan Didion · "7000 Romaine, Los Angeles 38." Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1961)
For some time, I’ve tried to eliminate all black things in my bedroom. Today the turn came to my books. I created new dust jackets for some of them using wrapping paper and some art supplies. How it was before can be seen on the left and the new covers to the right. Do you prefer the originals or mine?
Feel free to judge me on what books I own too. It’s a bit of a look into the past as I’ve turned more and more to e-books.
And some details
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The house is being renovated/rearranged, so I had to empty out these bookcases and bring them upstairs
Now I have to reorganize my books back into them!
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author taste test || Literal Children -- Author Taste Test: Grady Hendrix
Grady Hendrix is a very talked about horror author and I’ve been wanting to pick up his stuff for awhile! Since it’s spooky season, I decided to finally try out two of his books:
Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
The Final Girl Support Group
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