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Too Many Notes

Let’s talk infelicitous combinations of artistic form. I’m thinking in particular of Philip Glass’ musical adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony,” which I saw last night. 430 more words

Franz Kafka

Interview of the Month: Jonathan Franzen

Among the curious tidbits scattered among the larger morsels in The Paris Review‘s 2010 interview with blockbuster author Jonathan Franzen for that journal’s series titled… 145 more words

Good Ideas

100 Books While 40: Blog Bankrupcy

In the last four weeks I have moved across the country, collected and constructed all new furniture, survived eight days in Cuba, and taken over a failing project at work. 153 more words


Abandoning books

I can’t put my finger on why it makes me feel so bad to abandon a book. When I think back over the hundreds of books I’ve read, there have only been a handful that I’ve decided to put down for good. 365 more words

Top 5 Wednesday -Books I DNF

I recently joined the Goodreads group Top 5 Wednesday  The group was created by Lainey and I’m excited to participate! It’s open to anyone, just click the link to join :) This week’s topic: Books you DNF. 431 more words


'The Corrections' by Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections

All Enid Lambert wants is to have one last Christmas with her family round her. She and her husband Alfred are getting on a bit and the reality of their lives together has reached a point where the words ‘fractured’ and ‘awkward’ may be the best they can hope for. 497 more words


Consciously Uncoupling & Jonathan Franzen

Are you married? Do you have a child/children? Do you find yourself staying with your partner mostly (or completely) because of the kids?

The New York Times… 373 more words