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Knausgård: Knowledge versus Meaning

Meaning requires content, content requires time, time requires resistance. Knowledge is distance, knowledge is stasis and the enemy of meaning. My picture of my father on that evening in 1976 is, in other words, twofold: on the one hand I see him as I saw him at that time, through the eyes of an eight-year-old: unpredictable and frightening; on the other hand, I see him as a peer through whose life time is blowing and unremittingly sweeping large chunks of meaning along with it.

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Jennifer Egan, Il tempo è un bastardo

Finito ieri. In italiano sarebbe Il tempo è un bastardo. Bello ma bello bello bello.
Leggetelo. C’è anche un tema musicale che penso verrebbe molto apprezzato dai rockenrolli qua dentro. 16 more words

Inquisition

WWW Wednesdays 7/16/14

WWW Wednesdays is a meme created by Should Be Reading. It focuses on answering the following three sentences.

What are you currently reading? 

   As usual I’m juggling a few books at a time, but my focus is currently completely on the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews. 180 more words

Books

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Author: Jennifer Egan

Type: Fiction, novel, short stories

Published: 2010

I read it: December 2011

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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Finished this last night. It is wonderful. I’d been hearing about it for quite a while (you know when you hear about books. Other books I hear about, and have yet to read are Claire Messud… 775 more words

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"After she said my name, I caught a curl to her lips, like she was hiding a smile."

The above quote is from Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad.  This book is a national bestseller and has even won a Pulitzer.  407 more words

Book Review

June Reads

June Reads!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith REVIEW

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan REVIEW

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