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Prose Autopsy

Hi, everybody.

Long time, no blogsy. I have unpredictably returned for one of my periodic updates. You lucky sonsabitches.

I’m here today to belabor the writing of MacDonald Harris. 912 more words


Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea- Words (& Quotes)

Words from Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler:

  • meshugas- nonsense (Yiddish)
  • egalitarian- believing in equality for all people
  • alacrity- cheerful readiness…
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Much Ado About Nothing- Words & Quotes

Words from Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare:

(WARNING: Some of these are from Elizabethan England and are no longer relevant. However they may be used to be quirky, whimsical, or just appear smart.) 253 more words


The Bell Jar- Words & Quotes

Words from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath:

  • lurid- gruesome, revolting
  • malady- a disorder or disease; an undesirable condition
  • rivulet- a small stream
  • mulish- stubborn (like a mule)
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Memory: Miyako Ishiuchi

I am currently reading about memory in contemporary art and came across this beautiful quote from Miyako Ishiuchi.

“I continue to take photographs of scars. I cannot stop because they are so much like a photograph. 73 more words


Brief Quote: Summer of Night, Dan Simmons

In order that Books, Brains and Beer exists, a reader and a writer must meet. (Credit where credit is due: The sentence structure I employ here pays homage to the first line of Peter Carey’s… 415 more words


Go Set A Watchman- Words & Quotes

Words from Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee:

  • fractious- unruly, peevish; irritable and quarrelsome
  • facsimile- an exact copy
  • abjure- to renounce
  • perspicacious- having keen mental perception and understanding…
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