The Simile Museum

Category: Essay

“The texts we write are not visible until they are written. Like a creature coaxed from out a dark wood, the text reveals itself ‘little by little.'”

-Rikki Ducornet

“A book as thin as a Ritz-Carlton sandwich.”

-Stephen Leacock

“One late afternoon of early winter in the hour when the skies and streets of Paris take on the color of turtledoves, I stumbled into a dead end that angled curiously backwards like a broken finger, and found myself gazing into the window of a shop unike any other I had ever seen, for it contained a dazzling assortment of anamorphoses, some several hundred years old.”

-Rikki Ducornet

“Reading was like eating alone, with that same element of bingeing.”

– Francine Prose