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Weekendnotes, March 31-April 1

On Saturday mornings, Splice rounds up the previous week’s best literary criticism and serves it up to you in a single dish. You didn’t have any plans for the weekend, did you? 1,173 more words



I saw a few people on Bookstagram using this, so I thought I’d give it a shot! Not sure how active I will be, but it seems fun! 17 more words

About Me

Words, Speed, Time, Money

At the October 2017 ALTA conference in Minneapolis, Tim Parks began his keynote address by providing a counterpoint to Lydia Davis’s 19 pleasures of translating theme of the night before by enumerating 19 torments of translating. 482 more words

Reflections On Kin

Does Information Smell?

Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks have been doing a nice job of creating a fun and thought provoking series of dialogs in the New York Review Daily. 5,760 more words

Cognitive Science

Where I’m Reading From – Tim Parks (2014) – A Book About Books Review

Tim Parks is a Booker shortlisted British novelist who has developed a global following.  This has come about from a lengthy career of 16 novels, for his non-fiction work, from journalistic pieces in Italy where he has lived for many years, for his translations from Italian to English and as a contributor and columnist for the New York Review Of Books where these essays first saw the light of day. 590 more words

Consciousness: An Object Lesson

Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks have been having an entertaining series of conversations in the on-line section of the New York Review of Books, “NYR Daily”, since last November. 3,989 more words

Cognitive Science

Consolations Beyond the Image

I came late in life, and almost by accident, upon the work of W.G. Sebald. The Rings of Saturn only popped up because a friend– who still doesn’t have that much trust in literature– felt compelled by a piece of scholarship to read the late German great, and then further bound by friendship to notify me that he’d found an exact literary fit for my mode of being in this world. 1,147 more words