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ID ADVENTURE : Wish having an adventure

It’s when you’re safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. 39 more words


The Talisman by Nestroy

I’ve just added a sample  of my translation of Nestroy’s The Talisman (click on the name)  to this website.  This play is perhaps Nestroy’s most famous, and rightly so.   75 more words

Of Work Spun from the Entrails

Mark Ford, Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams, Faber, £25.

The russet-stemmed variables in my dictionary of French art and literature provoke ironic reflections.  Rousseau, Henri – … 2,658 more words


A Farewell to The Matchmaker

Today saw the closing of my first professional show in the Twin Cities (we did rehearse in Minneapolis and perform in St. Paul, after all),  130 more words


Our Town by Thornton Wilder

I just finished reading “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder.  There is a passage at the end of the play that really struck me.

Emily has died in childbirth and her spirit is wondering about.   141 more words

Book Reviews

Quoting The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder

I have just finished this American epic and I am in awe of Wilder’s writing. I am going to record passages from this novel that have resonated with me. 2,691 more words


On Thornton Wilder's The Eighth Day

John Updike says this about The Eighth Day:

The Eighth Day–his one real novel, he said, and much his longest–opens itself to the digression, the sermonette, the stray inspiration that might capture the simultaneous largeness and smallness of the human adventure.

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