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See Ya, Academia. Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya.


In April 2014, I ended my career in academia — though calling it a “career” may be overstating the case. I had two months left in my fifth year of an English Ph.D. 1,461 more words

Higher Education

Goodbye to All That: Robert Graves and the Great War

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves ~ 1929. This edition: Penguin, 1977. Revised edition, with text amendments, Prologue and Epilogue added by the author in 1957. 648 more words

Read In 2014

A Book I Don’t Have the Authority to Review

Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

Rating: 2/5

Reviewing this book makes me feel like a total poser, so I’d rather whine about it on my blog where I still feel like a poser, but with more privacy. 1,060 more words


How To Write Like Joan Didion

The Key to writing like Joan Didion is to combine detailed, thorough description with a hint of biting irony. This primer is for both fiction writers and journalists who are struggling to make their work more interesting. 1,715 more words


these first eves of spring

Two weeks ago, the world was white. Bare branches and eaves were painted with it, and all the trees that still had leaves or needles sagged, laden with snow. 388 more words

On Chapel Hill

Joan Didion's "Goodbye To All That" Optioned For Feature Film

EXCLUSIVE: Joan Didion’s seminal essay Goodbye To All That was just optioned for the big screen by producers Megan Carlson and Brian Sullivan who have set up the project as the first in their new shingle, Carlson Sullivan Pictures LLC. 347 more words

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