I was checking out my “circles” on google plus and saw this great archive of De Stijl Magazine that my pal Duane King discovered. Really love when universities archive this stuff and make it available online.
“There are plenty of people who think they can save themselves by filling up their heads with fantasies, Konrad said to Fro, but no one can be saved, which means that no head can be saved, because where there is a head, it is already irredeemably lost, there are in fact none but lost heads on none but lost bodies populating none but lost continents, Konrad is supposed to have told Fro.”—Thomas Bernhard, The Lime Works (via invisiblestories)
»>Funnier than Correction, but almost as relentlessly bleak. I usually recommend Gargoyles, Gathering Evidence, and Extinction as places to start with Bernhard (though I started with Lime Works). I tend not to recommend Correction because it’s almost unbearably intense and suffocating (I don’t like to assault my friends), but if that makes it sound appealing, read it immediately.