Aphoristical

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  1. Aloysius Obnoxious.
    Aloysius Obnoxious. January 12, 2018 at 2:05 am .

    What’s all this tommyrot about “aphorisms”! Of course: If you can’t say it, you sit on it!
    P.S. Further reading: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Aphorisms_%E2%80%94_an_address_delivered_before_the_Edinburgh_Philosophical_Institution,_November_11,_1887

  2. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian October 30, 2008 at 2:52 pm .

    You’re right. Cioran was indeed a <A HREF="http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Emil_Cioran&quot; REL="nofollow">cheerful cuss</A>….

  3. JG
    JG October 30, 2008 at 10:53 am .

    Hello. I came across your blog through one of your articles about Bill Knott, whose work I have been devouring over the past weeks. I am happy to see someone blogging so actively about his work.<BR/><BR/>I highly recommend the aphorisms of E.M. Cioran. In particular, his "The Trouble with Being Born," translated by Richard Howard, is crushingly beautiful, comical and cynical, to say the least.

  4. Mark Granier
    Mark Granier October 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm .

    You may have got hold of these but just in case:<BR/><BR/>If you enjoy aphorisms about poetry you really should get hold of Dennis O’Driscoll’s The Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations. Dennis is an Irish poet/critic who has scoured the literary mags and blogs for his selection (there’s even one by Reginald Shepherd).<BR/><BR/>Scottish poet Don Paterson has published two books of aphorisms, ‘The

  5. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian September 25, 2008 at 2:57 pm .

    You’re very welcome. I’ve been enjoying ursprache for quite some time. Indeed, it’s a collection of aphoristic gems.

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