books

On the forbidding of cultural exchange with Iran

"This is the opposite of supporting civil society."

Thus Spoke the Booksellers

Conversations with booksellers at the Brancion Market for Used and Antique Books.

The Price of a Book

There is in fact a bookshop - the oldest one around, I believe, very rich in its collection—that sells books at KES 300 higher. Take it or leave it.

I watched the city flatten to a blue-grey triangle as I climbed

Many of southwest Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods exist at a 20-degree angles.

Like many of John Le Carré’s women, she has a creepy energy that I can only describe as “sex-mother.”

Many of the women in his books seem unable to decide whether they want to sleep with every man they see or be their actual biological mother.

Me Today Primary category in which blog post is published

I was meant to spend the morning writing but instead

"I have sighed loudly," I scribbled into my notebook, "at least three times today."

Jack Pendarvis Talks to Himself

Luminous mushrooms… phantoms!

Apartheid Censors

The thing with dealing with this sort of material is that if you point out how bizarre it is, it seems like you’re making light of it in some way.

Amazon’s Endangered Species: World Culture

A brave new world, ripe for the grabbing.