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Annie Dillard–Writing and the Smell of Paint

A well-known writer got collared by a university student who asked, “Do you think I could be a writer?” “Well,” the writer said, “I don’t know…Do you like sentences?” The writer could see the student’s amazement. Sentences? Do I like sentences? I am twenty years…

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The Blizzard by Vladimir Sorokin

Sorokin, Vladimir (trans. Jamey Gambrell). The Blizzard, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2016 (181pp. $23) Bouts of spastic lust, dramatic descents into despondence followed by petulant ascents towards mania, simple bad humor, and a frequent taste for intoxicants like homemade vodka (and even rubbing…

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Kierkegaard on “understanding life.”

It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards. And if one thinks over that proposition it becomes more and more evident that life can never be really understood…

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What Writers Can Learn from Cezanne

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Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom by Emmons and Alter

Emmons, Henry (M.D.) and Alter, David (Ph.D.), Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom, Simon and Schuster (Touchstone Books), New York, 2015 (280pp.$25)  Despite the haughty platitudes about American “exceptionalism” in health care, ours is a nation plagued…

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Perspectives: Tyranny and American Populism

I am happy to announce a new feature on my website. “Perspectives” will bring to my blogs features that interest me from current news, literature, art, social science, philosophy and other topics that catch my eye. These days, political campaigns feature big money, television, questionable…

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Happy to Announce New Literary Representation: The Virginia Kidd Agency

I am happy to announce that I have just contracted with Mr. William Reeve of the Virginia Kidd Agency to represent my work. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with this long-established and well-respected literary agency and am particularly pleased to be…

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Yeats on the Dangers of Being Bourgeois

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Here We Go Again: Kafka Against the World

Im Kampf zwischen Dir und derWelt, sekundiere der Welt:   In the struggle between you and the world, take the side of the world. (Kafka’s Notebooks) [ bruising on cialis | viagra 50 mg | cheap viagra uk | viagra buy now ]

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Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor

MacGregor, Neil. Germany: Memories of a Nation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2015 (606pp., 420 illustrations, 8 full-color maps, $40). Neil MacGregor is director of the illustrious British Museum on Russell Square in London. Previously the director of the National Gallery, his books “The History…

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