Rereading books I disliked in my first reading with a new-found admiration is establishing an alternative reading list, titled perhaps Instances of my Earlier Obtuseness… 336 more words
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There is a different time when I wouldn’t have finished reading Ben Lerner’s 10:04. As Borges says in his Paris Review interview: “I think a writer always begins by being too complicated: He’s playing at several games at the same time.” Lerner’s games are almost a catalogue of David Lodge’s characteristic postmodern strategies of contradiction, discontinuity, excess, short circuit, all played against each other. 205 more words
SOUNDTRACK: GRACE VANDERWAAL-Tiny Desk Concert #751 (June 6, 2018).
I had been listening to the All Songs Considered podcast when Bob Boilen told the below story about how he found Grave VanderWaal. 1,387 more words
Ecclesiastes reigns o’er us, now, praise turned to mocking as the priest becomes the fool.
1 The words of the Preacher,[a] the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 693 more words