Rudy's Curio Cabinet

A place to house artwork, links and music I enjoy. There is an 'About' page which talks a little more about who I am and what I do, but to give a brief note, I'm Eastern Orthodox by confession, into jazz, progressive and avant-garde music as well as post-punk and psychedelic, love art, pretty women and Jorge Luis Borges, Ezra Pound and P'u Song-Ling. Feel free to contact me to your heart's content, as I love shooting the breeze with people.

  • "Sometimes, looking at the many books I have at home, I feel I shall die before I come to the end of them, yet I cannot resist the temptation of buying new books. Whenever I walk into a bookstore and find a book on one of my hobbies — for example, Old English or Old Norse poetry — I say to myself, ‘What a pity I can’t buy that book, for I already have a copy at home."
    Jorge Luis Borges, This Craft of Verse (via feellng)
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  • "Nothing is built on stone; All is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone."
    Jorge Luis Borges (via feellng)
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  • "Lovecraft era un genial parodista de Edgar Allan Poe."
    Jorge Luis Borges opinó (via jerapio)
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  • videodomani:

    New Post has been published on http://videodomani.com/un-secolo-di-julio-cortazar-padre-del-sudamerica-contemporaneo/

    Un secolo di Julio Cortazar: padre del Sudamerica contemporaneo

    Milano (TMNews) – “Dire ‘letteratura’ e ‘vita’ per me è la stessa cosa”. Julio Cortazar, il grande…

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  • kdreamgrim:

    “A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.” 
    Jorge Luis Borges

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  • eloy-blog:

    Estos son 25 mejores cuentos en español, así que adelante, a tachar su lista y buscar los faltantes. Pueden faltar muchos más, pero es sólo una lista.

    1. El guardagujas - Juan José Arreola
    2. Las ruinas circulares - Jorge Luis Borges
    3. Axolotl - Julio Cortázar
    4. Mr. Taylor - Augusto Monteroso
    5. El…
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  • framboiselips:

    I

    Ya no es mágico el mundo. Te han dejado.
    Ya no compartirás la clara luna
    ni los lentos jardines. Ya no hay una
    luna que no sea espejo del pasado,

    cristal de soledad, sol de agonías.
    Adiós las mutuas manos y las sienes
    que acercaba el amor. Hoy sólo tienes
    la fiel memoria y los…

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  • vladris:

    One of the ways I find authors and books to read is by noting what the authors I like are reading. While reading William Gibson’s notes and essays in Distrust That Particular Flavor I found out about Jorge Luis Borges. I just read Labyrinths, a collection of short stories, essays and parables…

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  • (Source: walnut-surprise)

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  • salidargento21:

    Istanti

    Se io potessi vivere un’altra volta la mia vita
    nella prossima cercherei di fare più errori
    non cercherei di essere tanto perfetto,
    mi negherei di più,
    sarei meno serio di quanto sono stato,
    difatti prenderei pochissime cose sul serio.
    Sarei meno igienico,
    correrei più rischi,
    farei…

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  • building-blocks:

    “This book first arose out of a passage in [Jorge Luis] Borges, out of the laughter that shattered, as I read the passage, all the familiar landmarks of my thought—our thought that bears the stamp of our age and our geography—breaking up all the ordered surfaces and all the planes with which we…

    (Source: individual.utoronto.ca)

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  • "“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.” ― Jorge Luis Borges"
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  • discophagus:

    track ripped from the album “Il Camorrista”, Mercury 1986

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  • Mogul Thrash
    Something Sad
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