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Patrick Modiano - Rue des Boutiques Obscures (1978) - and a tribute to Paris

Identity – memory and invention 

A recent article in the New York Times echoes my feelings about Paris and its comforting sameness, and offers hope that it will stay that way.  1,335 more words

Nobel Prize Winners

Alice Munro - Dance of the Happy Shades and other Stories (1968)

Alice Munro’s storytelling is so vivid, you can hear the patter of horses’ hooves on the ground, smell the old leather of the men’s boots and feel the wrinkles on the old ladies’ hands as they touch children. 890 more words

Nobel Prize Winners

Sorry, sorry and thank you!

This is what I am going to look like for the next few days. I am in word hell trying to figure out the best words to use in my article and keep within my word count without leaving out something critical. 280 more words


This Many Women Have Been Awarded The Nobel Prize in The Economic Sciences

Every December I get filled with excitement, and No it’s not just because it’s the month of Christmas joy and Santa or reindeers, or because I can get a Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks, or not even because I can wear cozy sweaters to keep me warm from the Snow (I happen to be part of the very few who actually loves snow). 249 more words

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"something brighter than pity for the wingless ones": Derek Walcott's "The Season of Phantasmal Peace"

Recently I read Derek Walcott’s 1984 collection Midsummer (which I highly recommend–it’s heavy and heady with summer and heat, like a ripe peach). This week, when it’s finally starting to feel like autumn around here (I nominate 2015 for Boston’s strangest year of weather award), I’m reading his poem… 113 more words

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Knut Hamsun - Hunger (1890)

„Nie wurde menschliches Leid so schonungslos und genau geschildert wie in diesem weltberühmten Roman über einen Zerlumpten, halbverhungerten Künstler“ steht auf der Rückseite der deutschen Übersetzung von Knut Hamsuns „Hunger“. 768 more words

Nobel Prize Winners

Story: Voices from Pisalocca

By: Gaither Stewart

In my favorite place near the front window with the light from the street over my right shoulder I am reading an essay by Natalia Ginzburg when out of the corner of my eye I register a shadow flitting past on the street. 4,796 more words