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James Wood, a book reviewer worthy of being reviewed

Do you have a favorite book reviewer?

Whenever I read a book review by James Wood in the New Yorker, I find myself marveling over Wood’s writing. 480 more words

Reading

A cabinet of curiosities

An aspect of A Certain Gesture: Evnine’s Batman Meme Project and Its Parerga! about which I have not said very much at all yet is the influence on it of the idea of the… 144 more words

Wunderkammer

Urbicide

Penski, Max. Three Kinds of Ruin: Heidegger, Benjamin, Sebald. Poligrafi, 2011.

Max Pensky analyzes “urbicide” of the European cities in the Second World War and the way urbicide was reflected in thinking of three key successive cultural figures: Heidegger, Benjamin, and Sebald. 45 more words

Ruins

Austerlitz

Sebald, W.G. Austerlitz, London: Hamish Hamilton. 2001

In Sebald’s novel which verges on the border of fiction and nonfiction, the person named Austerlitz appears and reappears in connection to a desperate attempt to grasp the meaning of German concentration camps as perceived by relatives of victims. 39 more words

Ruins

"I DREAMT I DWELT IN MARBLE HALLS".LEWIS'S LIMINAL. MORE SPECTRAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY, IN IMAGE AND TEXT. BY STEVEN BENSON

Lewis’s HAD been out of time; and was in danger of being out of time,again, nearly seven years later (from the final closure of the last Lewis’s store in May 2010 ) 387 more words

Reading Patrick Modiano

‘I have the illusion that all I’d need to do is return to those faraway neighbourhoods to find the people I’ve lost.’  In mining memory and history, the work of the French Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano takes us on journeys Paris, both the Paris of now and the Parises that have existed before.  1,864 more words

GOTHIC UNCANNY(MY HALLWAY);HAUNTOLOGIES AND SPECTRALITIES.A PHOTO ASSEMBLAGE. BY STEVEN BENSON

Stick (spectral)figures

Unknown forebear

Does time ever stop?; ersatz Wagner(Josef Holbrooke original score!)


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