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Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books by Tim Parks

Title: Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books
Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: New York Review Books
ISBN: 978-1590178843
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reading, Bibliography
Pages: 256… 319 more words


How Danish is It? Naja Marie Aidt's Baboon

Baboon–Naja Marie Aidt (2006)

Translated from the Danish by Denise Newman (2014)

Baboon, the debut collection in English by the Danish writer Naja Marie Aidt, has been getting a lot of buzz among bookish types. 1,881 more words

The Novel: A Survival Skill by Tim Parks

Tim Parks’ The Novel: A Survival Skill is part of Oxford University Press’ “The Literary Agenda” series, which has a rather wonderful aim: “to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading.” Parks’ monograph steps up to these aims with a fresh and unique perspective on the novel that cuts against current trends in literary criticism, and even against the cosy arguments we have grown accustomed to in defence of “the literary.” … 1,242 more words

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How the Light Gets In :: Tears of Joy and Fury On the Road to Enlightenment

I arrive in Hereford late on Wednesday afternoon, knowing very little indeed about the Vipassana meditation retreat on which I have apparently embarked. I know it involves ten days of getting up early, eating very little and not speaking at all. 8,626 more words


Racconto: "Per stemperare" di Alessandro Sesto

Tim Parks, nel libro Questa pazza fede, racconta le vicende di un gruppo di tifosi del Verona, e spiega come nel loro linguaggio le bestemmie siano di uso comunissimo, venendo impiegate in ogni frase di ogni discorso, anche quando il discorso sia privo di carica emotiva, e non vi sia niente da enfatizzare. 466 more words


The Best Books About Books | Literary Hub
I love books. More than anything else. More than food. Shit, more than cleanliness. More than friends (sorry, everyone). 109 more words