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Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

Over the past few weeks I’ve received desk copies of several novels that I’ll be teaching in the fall. They are all books that I already own which have been reprinted with different pagination than previous editions, hence the need for new copies. 34 more words


where to?

In my city of dreams the roads lead nowhere; that is, they lead off the edge of the world into infinite space. Under my feet the road quickens, like a moving track at the airport. 50 more words


Day 13

Day 13 Prompt

The Winter Prompt

– write a snowball: a poem in which each line has one more letter (or one more word!) than the previous line. 38 more words


Jeanette Winterson In Conversation

Jeanette Winterson’s memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Jonathan Cape, 2011) relates the story of her suicidal breakdown and subsequent search for the truth about her birth mother. 4,217 more words


Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit in relation to Foucauldian ‘systems of power’ and their consequent ‘truths’

In “Truth and Power”, an excerpt of a translated transcription of an interview with Michel Foucault by Alesandro Fontana and Pasquale Pasquino in June 1976 – published as “Intervista a Michel Foucault” in… 3,505 more words


Quote for Today: Jeanette Winterson

“There was a man here, lashed himself to a spar as his ship went down, and for seven days and seven nights he was on the sea, and what kept him alive while others drowned was telling himself stories like a madman, so that as one ended another began. 160 more words

Quote For Today

“Books, for me, are a home. Books don’t make a home – they are one, in the sense that just as you do with a door, you open a book, and you go inside.

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