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Scrivo qui, ora, un po’ per noia, un po’ per celia o forse solo perché mi va.

Non è un granché di spiegazione, direte voi, lettori che che leggete scettici dall’altra parte dello schermo, ma, vedete, io sono per la schiettezza, per la luce. 135 more words



“Never judge a book by its cover.”

We’ve all heard that phrase, usually accompanied by a cacophony of tones, ranging from rather smug and self-righteous to extreme condescension. 558 more words

Jed Esty, "White Invasions: Conrad, Nabokov and the Imperial Open Society." Wed April 16

Join us Wednesday at NYU for a talk by Jed Esty, department of English, University of Pennsylvania 
“White Invasions: Conrad, Nabokov and the Imperial Open Society.” …
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Friday, April 11, 2014 - Airport Bound - Rapid Transit - trainspottingChicago

Good afternoon.

I picked up the rapid transit train from Downtown to the Airport at a connecting hub called “Clark/Lake”. This just happens to also be the station located at the State Building, featured in a Billy Crystal/Gregory Hines buddy-cop movie from the late 1980′s. 207 more words


Lit Links: Top 10 International Novels, CIA and Doctor Zhivago, The Wisdom of Adrian Mole

The Male vs. Female Perspective
The London Book Fair is in full swing and a lot of debate on gendered writing has been swirling around.  “Although the majority of readers are women, many publishers are more interested in reaching male readers,” writes Susan Harris for… 336 more words


Insomniac Stream #3 - Grocery Cart Blues

I just have to bring this up because it’s been on my mind a long time. I don’t want to offend anyone who is on government assistance programs, who really need them. 513 more words