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Hell & Gone and Point & Shoot by Duane Swierczynski

Hell & Gone (2011) and Point & Shoot (2013) by Duane Swierczynski. Not available in French. (So far. So it goes in the Translation Tragedy category) 923 more words

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Book Review: Picturing Will

Picturing Will, Ann Beattie, 1989

My introduction to Ann Beattie’s writing came several years ago through of a collection of her short stories published by The New Yorker. 1,325 more words


Jack Gilbert

It Is Difficult To Speak Of The Night

“It is difficult to speak of the night.
It is the other time. Not
an absence of day. 139 more words


Herman Melville

Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore. 16 more words


Sylvia Plath

Darling, all night
I have been flickering, off, on, off, on.

—  Sylvia Plath, from “Fever 103°,” The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath, edited by Ted Hughes (HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 1992)


William Carlos Williams

The work is heavy. I see
bare branches laden with snow.
I try to comfort myself
with thought of your old age.
A girl passes, in a red tam, 52 more words


Charles Wright

Like rivers, my thoughts flow south,
for no particular reason.”

—Charles Wright, from “Time is a Child-Biting Dog,” Sestets (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2009)