22 December 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at ADC.


Posting resumes in January, until then celebrate the season by re-rediscovering the rediscovered manuscript.

18 December 2007

I am bananas but have no recipes

In the Whitby Gazette Jacqui Carter (no relation) writes:

Banana bread help

I would be grateful for your readers’ help as I have lost my banana bread recipe; I have bananas but no recipe.

Can anyone send me one and a bread and butter recipe.
Poor, naive, Jacqui Carter (no relation), believe me when I say you will receive no help from the wicked inhabitants of Whitby, for Whitby is an accursed town of the damned.

Loyal ADC readers, on the other hand, are nice people known for having jugs of Christmas spirit. I'm betting they can find it in their hearts to give Jacqui Carter (no relation) a banana.

Send bananas to:

Jacqui Carter
101 Millbrook Avenue, Middlesbrough TS3 9EA, UK

09 December 2007

Christmas books short list

From Bauhaus to Our House. Tom Wolfe.

Funny look at ugly buildings.

Speculations. T.E. Hulme.

What A.R. Orage described as “fragments for a cyclopean architecture.”

Pure Pagan: seven centuries of Greek poems and fragments. Selected and translated by Burton Raffel.

“Europa costs you a dollar. No one cares, including her.” – Antipater of Thessalonika.

A Balthus Notebook. Guy Davenport.

The secret motion of people and things.

The Voice Imitator. Thomas Bernhard.

104 pages, 104 stories.

Journey to the Land of the Flies. Aldo Buzzi.

Philosophical travel.

The Abbess of Crewe. Muriel Spark.

Satire of Watergate set in a nunnery.

Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths. Karl Krauss.

“Where shall I find the time to do all this non-reading?” – Karl Krauss.

Floating in the crystalline structure

Glassbau seele.