Botafogo Bay and Rio de Janeiro at night, September 1920.Photograph by Carlos Bippus
A Couple with their Heads Full of Clouds (1936) Painting by Salvador Dali
“tsundoku [tsoon-doh-koo] 積ん読 (noun) This informal, untranslatable Japanese word is a favorite for book lovers, especially for those who yearn for the authenticity of print and love to smell and hold books. Tsundoku is defined as the act of buying books with the purpose of reading them but failing to, thus causing them to accumulate over time.
- Etymology: tsumu (to pile up) + doku (to read)
“She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.” — Simone de Beauvoir, The Mandarins
Dreams (1990) dir. Akira Kurosawa