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A nail, to hang his thoughts on.


a lemon stuck full of nails, used as a death maker (fattura della morte), from a drawing of this remarkable object now in the Pitt Rivers Museum,
ex Frederick Thomas Elworthy, The Evil Eye : An Account of this Ancient & Widespread Superstition (London 1895) : 58

“The winding of the thread or yarn amongst the nails has doubtless its especial meaning...”

epigram from The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert : A Selection. Translated by Paul Auster (1983, 2005) : 126

16 April 2012

tags: nails; Joseph Joubert