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The List (As It Now Stands)

John Ashbery, 1927-2017
Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018
Gene Wolfe, 1931-2019
Cormac McCarthy, 1933-
Thomas Pynchon, 1937-
John Crowley, 1942-

With Wolfe gone, Ishmael Reed… 18 more words

John Ashbery

As it was in the beginning: how does an author hook a reader?


Wherein I promise the advice every writer wants and fail to deliver…

Especially because I don’t give advice. I don’t have the credibility, but I can read, and I am constantly working to become a better writer. 3,355 more words


Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Mike’s review

“Just hum the nitwit little tune they taught you, and try not to fuck up.”

Thought I’d read this before, but I could have sworn it was a detective novel. 212 more words

Book Review

Weissmann's Tarot | Gravity's Rainbow


Weissmann’s Tarot is better than Slothrop’s. Here are the real cards, exactly as they came up.

Significator: Knight of Swords

Covered by: The Tower…

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Book Review | V. by Thomas Pynchon

It took me five whole months to read this book and I am so ashamed by that fact. But sometimes a book grabs you and you breeze through it. 805 more words


The Scope And Structure Of Our Ignorance

“Everybody gets told to write about what they know. The trouble with many of us is that at the earlier stages of life we think we know everything- or to put it more usefully, we are often unaware of the scope and structure of our ignorance.”

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