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More Wonderful Fiction from the NYer

Tim Parks had a lovely story in the Dec. 8th issue of The New Yorker.

Reverend” is the tale of Thomas Sanders’s relationship with his late father, a fervent minister. 199 more words

New York City

Lo yoga spiegato agli sciatori

Eh, già, e la milanese sui libri, quell’appuntamento del sabato che nessuno dei nostri amici e lettori si perdeva mai, dov’è finito?

Siamo stati in sciopero? 600 more words

Una Milanese Sui Libri

What is success for a writer? (With reflections from Tim Parks on the ambition of aspiring writers)

I found this excerpt from the “Writing to Win” essay thought-provoking:

Every year, I teach creative writing to just a couple of students. These are people in their mid-twenties in a British post-graduate course who come to me in Italy as part of an exchange program.

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On Authenticity Considered as a Standard of Literary Value

Tim Parks, whose essays tend to bemuse me, as if he and I were not living in the same universe, nevertheless says much that I agree with and find refreshing in his latest, … 1,045 more words


The Limits of Satire; Tim Parks

Evaluating satire (8 minute read)

Since satire has this practical and pragmatic purpose, the criteria for assessing it are fairly simple: if it doesn’t point toward positive change, or encourage people to think in a more enlightened way, it has failed.

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Tim Parks--"Reverend" (New Yorker, December 8, 2014)

SOUNDTRACK: LER & HERB during the hiatus (1999-2003 & 1994-2003)

During the years that Ler and Herb were out of Primus, it’s a fair question to wonder what they were up to. 634 more words

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