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Teach Us To Sit Still

I must give a hearty “thank you” to Ian Darling for telling me about Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks after I read The Miracle of Mindfulness… 898 more words

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The Italian Annual Public Lecture: Tim Parks and Lucrezia Zaina

Renowned novelist, translator and author, Tim Parks, delivered the fourth Lucrezia Zaina Bequest Lecture on 9 October 2014. The lecture was about Giacomo Leopardi’s ‘Discorso sopra lo stato presente dei costumi degl’italiani’ (Discourse on the present state of morals in Italian) where Leopardi put forward an elaborate explanation for the unique nature of Italian life and society. 161 more words

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Neil Gaiman, Rebecca Mead, and the "Percy Jackson Problem"

Rebecca Mead wrote a piece in the New Yorker today called “The Percy Jackson Problem.” I found it via Neil Gaiman’s tumblr: 763 more words

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Read something: Teach Us To Sit Still by Tim Parks

This book will make you breathe deeply, laugh a lot and go to the toilet a few times.

‘Bedevilled by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, he confronts hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body, the hectic modern world and his life as a writer. 62 more words

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As with books, so with life

Courtesy of Tim Parks in his book Teach Us to Sit Still:

With books . . . , the best experiences are not when you find what you were looking for, but when something quite different finds you, takes you by surprise, shifts your taste to new territory.

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