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Friday, October 2, 2015

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CHICAGO--Leipzig










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3 comments:

x larry said...

i have to (or do i?) make this little comment.
i've never been to germany. when i thought of leipzig, till this picture, if i thought of it ever, some sort of goethe idle came to mind. i've read only a tiny bit of goethe, was it a conversation with his friend? anyway, i know nothing.
but i must say--what a disappointment! should i be surprised? this reminds me of my very short journey to beijing. it also reminds me of lewis road, brighton uk, which i take a few times a week. soulless. cars, machines, tarmac (asphalt), characterless buildings... these take precedence (well, on lewis road it's considerably more congenial, more lively). could be a part of barcelona where i once worked, east of the center. could be jersey city almost, near the tunnel.
thx

Linh Dinh said...

Yo x larry,

Leipzig has a beautiful center with many historical buildings. Nikolai Church, the center of resistance against Communism that helped to bring down the Berlin Wall, is 850-years-old.

Since you can easily find gorgeous images of Leipzig elsewhere, I'm not to going to post similar images here.

Ugly modern buildings and roads are everywhere now. Huge chunks of Paris don't look too great either.


Linh

x larry said...

hi linh,
yes, very true. sorry, i had a sort of gutteral reaction there for a second. it's my own sort of truly naive art, or if not art then way of seeing the world. take care

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Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), five of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007) and Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). Blood and Soap was chosen by Village Voice as one of the best books of 2004. My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.