Painting Illustration Quotes The City / Autogeography | Saul Steinberg / Robert Musil, 1930-66 1 Saul Steinberg, The City, 1950 Saul Steinberg, Autogeography, 1966 “Cities, like people, can be recognized by their walk.” Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, 1930–1943 Tags: 2x, Robert Musil, Saul Steinberg Continue Reading Previous LAX | Photos by Peter Alexander (1988-1991)Next A Note on Van Gogh’s L’Arlésienne | Robert Walser (1912) More Stories Art Deco Illustration Art Deco Illustrations by Ernesto García Cabral, 1890 – 1968 0 Jazz Moments Illustration Jazz Album Covers | Designed by Jim Flora, 1947 – 1955 0 Book//mark Illustration Kids Book//mark – The World is Round | Gertrude Stein, 1939 0 1 thought on “The City / Autogeography | Saul Steinberg / Robert Musil, 1930-66” More happy thou, performing Member,Who hast not need of wit's keen temper;Thou standst on every side possessedOf what Parnassus boasts as best.On thy right sits, chief in wisdom's college,Profound experience crowned with knowledge.And further on, historic lore,With erudition's ample store.Third on thy right, imaginationHolds by no means a humble station.But in thy front a dazzling lightObscures your wavering mortal sight.How shall I praise this man so blessedAbove the poor lot of the rest?Diplomacy, Religion, Art,Of Letters also every part,Find in his penetrating eye,Judgement which no man dares belie.No one stands with him on a par,Except of wits the transcendant star,To whose seat, on thy left hand side,My duteous hommage I shall guide. The tide of wit for ever flowsFrom his high throne. Now beliquose,Fiery; now laughing and jocose.And as men always persecuteTrue worth when joined to mind acute,Against him anger is directedWhen aught of wrong has been detected;And all inspired by exasparationShout for a speedy situation.Then, sole amid the increasing noise,His wit to fruitful ends employs –Silences every accusing voiceBy proofs that none denies.- Be happy, Foreman, with thy stationWhich offers wit and informationFor every question and occasion.Have always thy untiring sightOn thy left and on thy right;Study each conduct and be taughtFrom every word and every thought,What to believe & what to say –When to say "yes" & when to say "nay",What to eat and what to drink,What on everything to think,How to dress and how to talk,How to sleep and how to walk,For every human thing is broughtTo perfection, and is taughtIn this Pancosmium of Thought.- Constantine P. Cavafy / More happy thou, performing Member / 1877 / Hidden Poems / 1877;-1923 . Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.