Monthly Archives: August 2012

Incongruity and Convergence

When called upon to describe the aesthetic of surrealism, André Breton (1896-1966) was wont to quote a line from the poetry of the man who styled himself Comte de Lautréamont (1846-1870). The line in question averted to the beauty of ‘the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella.’ In one of […]

Recipe for an austerity dinner

Here’s a recipe for an austerity dinner (less than 5 euros for two people), with a bit of political/economic geography thrown into the mix. To serve two people, you will need: One can of tuna steak (200g) – – the tuna I have in front of me was caught in the Seychelles in the Indian […]