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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Darwin’s Long Shadow

Part essay, part prose, part love letter.

Mishima

From Yukio Mishima’s novel┬áThe Temple of the Golden Pavilion: How shall I put it? Beauty – yes, beauty is like a decayed tooth. It rubs against one’s tongue, it hangs there, hurting one, insisting on its own existence. Finally it gets so that one cannot stand the pain and one goes to the dentist to […]