If you were to ask me why you should bother reading the science fiction of the thirties and forties, I’d say that you probably shouldn’t. At least not until you really felt like it. 1,264 more words
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I closed Iris’ Murdoch’s 1978 novel Booker-winning novel yesterday with frustration. Maybe I should have been an English major?
I didn’t read the introduction until after I’d read the last page–introductions being full of spoilers, in my experience. 320 more words
Elizabeth Sewell, Paul Valéry (1952)
Then there is Mallarmé himself, sitting, as he admitted in a letter to a close friend, in front of a mirror as he wrote, to make sure that he would not disappear into that nothingness which during the writing of… 38 more words