LIBRARY SHELF: The Tears of Things

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Schwenger, Peter
The Tears of Things (2006)

ICI Shelf: Current project

FIRST LINE: “In the satirical hodgepodge that is book III of Gulliver’s Travels, the prize exhibit is undoubtedly the Academy of Lagado.”

LAST LINE: “Melancholy, for all its links to real and metaphysical death, is a desire, a yearning that refuses to conclude, that is always impelled past conclusion.”

Accession #: ICI-01011

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