Edmund Waal

Edmund Waal

Stories are a kind of thing, too. Stories and objects share something, a patina. I thought I had this clear, two years ago before I started, but I am no longer sure how this works. Perhaps a patina is a process of rubbing back so that the essential is revealed, the way that a striated stone tumbled in a river feels irreducible, the way that this netsuke of a fox has become little more than a memory of a nose and a tail. But it also seems additive, in the way that a piece of oak furniture gains over years and years of pMore Edmund Waal quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With languages, you can move from one social situation to another. With languages, you are at home anywhere.More Edmund Waal quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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The problem is that I am in the wrong century to burn things. I am the wrong generation to let it go.More Edmund Waal quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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