Five Things

by rosalyster

1. By the time of the armistice, however, Nijinsky had begun to go insane.

2. A genius booksnakes answer:

“Who is your favourite heroine of fiction?

Countess Olenska (is she even a heroine?).

My problem is that I secretly despise weakness, especially the kind I can see in myself (which covers most kinds of weaknesses, probably except outright sluttiness).

I also despise strength, and am a very jealous and competitive person. If I weren’t, perhaps I could read a book like that Elegance of the Hedgehog one and then really love and identify with that strange, brilliant young girl. As it is, just the thought of her makes me feel all bruised and uncharitable.”

3. The Caine Prize was announced yesterday! The person who I thought should win did not win. Here is an extract of the story that won. And here is the one that I wished had won.

4. Joanna Newsom’s extremely sick house 

5. Albrecht_Dürer_-_The_Little_Owl_-_WGA7367