literature

Fantasy Critic

By Great Owywiewi's beard, we're doomed!

Happy Birthday Flaubert

You seem like the kind of person who would know in a heartbeat, in real time, whether or not you had been insulted, and to what precise degree.

Me Today Primary category in which blog post is published

Standing in front of the glass my image was reflected back

Emily’s red dress overlaying my jeans and T-shirt, my short neck where her slender one would be.

The Artist is the Art

The artist of special gifts who is also a “hideous man” is a deeply valuable source of information for a society seeking to better itself.

The Center Held Just Fine

Joan Didion, First Lady of Neoliberalism

In my jet-lagged state I make a list of short-term but still unreasonable goals

The laundry takes a while so I start quitting Facebook and Twitter during the spin cycle.

I am living proof that you can go far in life without seeing a Beckett play.

There is a list called “Writers Who Are Not Funny in the Traditional or Indeed Any Other Sense, But Some People Nevertheless Insist on Participating in the Fiction that They Are ‘Actually Hilarious,’ ” and it feels to me that Beckett is at the top of that list.

The Book Is a Tesseract

The printed word is haunted and can allow us to travel through time.