Tag: tadeusz borowski

  • Beautiful Sentences: Tadeusz Borowski

    Only now do I realize what price was paid for building the ancient civilizations. The Egyptian pyramids, the temples, and Greek statues—what a hideous crime they were! How much blood must have poured on to the Roman roads, the bulwarks, and the city walls. Antiquity—the tremendous concentration camp where the slave was branded on the…

  • Beautiful Sentences: Tadeusz Borowski

    “Save us. We are going to the gas chambers! Save us.” And they rode slowly past us—the ten thousand silent men—and then disappeared from sight. Not one of us made a move, not one of us lifted a hand. Tadeusz Borowski, “Auschwitz, Our Home (A Letter)”

  • 2017 in Reading

    My favorite reads of the year, in alphabetical order by title. I read some damned good shit this year with one re-read in the list (Run) The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise by Georges Perec Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler  Cake Time by Siel Ju Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey  Fountain…