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Enjoy accounts of the agony of the blocked writer? Read Geoff Dyer's 'Out of Sheer Rage"

Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence was originally intended to be an academic study of D.H. Lawrence, or maybe a novel…or something. It turned out to be “or something” –  a darkly hilarious and agonizing first-person account of not-writing. 248 more words

Tips For Overcoming Writer's Block And Procrastination

Banff Centre's revamped literary arts program offers new residencies, public talk by Salman Rushdie

The Banff Centre has revamped its fall literary arts program for the first time in 10 years, adding residencies focused on memoir and crime writing and lineup of visiting authors that will include internationally renowned novelist Salman Rushdie. 516 more words


Belief is its own kind of truth, Maybe by Lori Jakiela (Atticus Books, 2015)

This engaging, multifaceted creative nonfiction memoir is exquisitely written and effortlessly draws the reader into a series of philosophical issues. Ostensibly the narrative concerns the narrator’s quest for her biological mother and medical history through the Catholic Charities following the death of her adopted mother. 792 more words


Geoff Dyer on being free

I sometimes think comic writers possess a great capacity for wisdom. Geoff Dyer’s wonderful Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence is full of Geoff Dyer the funnyman but then tilts into these serious moments: 189 more words

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Not so selfish: Meghan Daum on not being a mom

It was as splashy a cover story as they come —a couple basking in their swimsuits under the headline ‘The Childfree Life: When Having it All Means Not Having Children.” The 2013 TIME Magazine article quoted Americans saying they’d rather spend their time and money on expensive trips and fancy shoes than be enslaved to a gang of unruly brats, birthrate be damned. 978 more words


Raymond Williams's Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review (Book acquired, 4.03.2015)

Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review collects Raymond Williams’s interviews with the New Left Review. It’s new from Verso. Their blurb:

Raymond Williams made a central contribution to the intellectual culture of the Left in the English-speaking world.

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Geoff Dyer--"Forbidden City" (Harper's December 2014)

SOUNDTRACK: BOOGIE-Live at SXSW (March 21, 2015).

At this year’s SXSW, NPR had a showcase featuring 5 artists.  One was Courtney Barnett (see Saturday’s post).  836 more words

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