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I tell them about Jean-Dominique Bauby, the French editor of Elle who suffered so massive a stroke that the only part of his body he could move was his left eyelid.

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Lapham Rising by Roger Rosenblatt

I’ve been weeding damaged & stained fiction in our storage stacks at the library, and then shifting. So I’m literally touching every fiction book in storage, which is reminding me of authors I want to read. 251 more words

You write, yet you don’t always understand what you’ve written. And you’re not always understood. And you’re never fully understood. And this is a good thing–writing and creating mysteries.

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The Biggest Mystery of All

So, today, I finished a novel, The Department of Speculation, in the bathtub, and I thought it was right and proper that I was absolutely, stark naked because this novel is such a wonder that it humbled me. 528 more words

Read A Mystery

Short Take: Thomas Murphy - Roger Rosenblatt

Rosenblatt has garnered many fans of his delicate insightful nonfiction since his breakout memoir, Making Toast in 2010. In this outing he returns to fiction with a wry, poignant rumination on love and human attachment told by an aging poet with memory loss who falls in love with the wife of an acquaintance. 188 more words


Lit Fest: The Weekend Your Parents Warned You About

I hope you’re all nursed your Deb Ball hangovers, because it’s time for what is undoubtedly the most uninhibited weekend of debauchery on campus: the annual  348 more words


Write from the heart

Sometimes life pulls us away from those things we love so we might tend to other pressing matters. This is where I am now in my life. 637 more words