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Essential Reading: August 2015

Well, July was an interesting month. Five books, fifteen movies, and countless podcast episodes. I didn’t get to read Emily L. by Marguerite Duras but the book that I read more than made up for it. 616 more words


Frosted Murakami

A big h/t to Brooklyn writer/blogger/cartoonist Kate Gavino for these wonderful literary breakfast cereals.


Bruno's century

In the solitude of my garret have I thought about all this business that is setting aflame with barbaric rage one world and creating uneasiness, constraining personal liberty and sowing the seeds of hatred among brothers in the other. 1,221 more words


On the Train Towards Tralfamadore

So, for something different….This piece was written as a dialogue between Djuna Barnes’ character ‘Dr.’ Matthew O’Connor, and Kurt Vonneguts’ character, Billy Pilgrim. Both Nightwood… 1,493 more words

20th Century History

Currently In Production: a Djuna Barnes Film Adaptation

Shame on me for failing to make some kind of mention of Djuna Barnes’s birthday last Friday (June 12), but considering that the date of her passing is June 18, I figure it would be appropriate over the next several days to celebrate all things DB. 764 more words

Djuna Barnes

Dearest Djuna, On Your Birthday

Dearest Djuna,

For this letter to be successful, I’m afraid that I must wield an enormous amount of candor and very little of its opposite number, discretion. 602 more words