That leads me to another question. The novel seems to be partly metafiction in the sense that Jeremy is very aware of writing
Talk about turning a mood around. Blending wit, wisdom and humor, Lorna has inherited the gift of comedy, commentary and
Darjeeling, with 28,000-foot Mount Kanchenjunga in the background This was the can-do, yak-wrestling spirit that defined
Arts & Culture
An endless literary masterpiece condensed to its sensible essentials.
Louis Begley has written 11 novels, the latest, Killer, Come Hither, features Jack Dana, a Marine infantry officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a writer, with his debut novel skyrocketing to bestselling status.
Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.
I realize that, in fact, fashion is deeply interesting to me. It's about who we are, who we were, who we might become. Coco Chanel said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
The suburban office parks that started to go up in the 1950s in the golden age of the automobile and cheap gasoline, are, like suburban malls and big-box stores, generally boring and sterile places, with forgettable knock-off Modernist or Post-Modernist architecture and vast parking lots. Most have not aged well.
Macbeth is surely one of the worst hosts ever dreamed up by a playwright, but he has plenty of company in literature as a whole.
"Monsieur Ambivalence: A Post-Literate Fable", by Thomas Fuller, With Two "Ambivalent" Poems by Joan Gelfand and Claire Rubin
His ten laws for good living Something he found on the internet But I told him Tuesday at ten and he Said he would come He
Jesse Ball's new novel Silence Once Begun has just been released by Pantheon. His three previous novels are The Way Through Doors, Samedi the Deafness and Curfew. He's also written several works of verse.
The fact of Proust's poems will be news to many, the number and quality of them yet another surprise. Astonishing to virtually all of us, though, comes the revelation that Proust spent much of his life trying to decide whether he was a poet or a prose writer.
Food & Drink
The synopsis we have in our minds is all wrong.
No, he is a man who is spiraling into a vortex of delusion, mania and depression. But the book is about more than mental illness. It is a meditation on memory, its hopscotch, recursive nature and the extent to which forgiveness is possible for the memory-deprived.
As a "bookie," I'm constantly reading. When I need an answer, I turn to my fictional favorites. Today, I look to books for answers on the most written-about topic in the history of mankind, love itself.
Kvavilashvili and Mandler also asked 58 psychology students to keep similar diaries of mind-pops for one week. Like Kvavilashvili
All of the senses can evoke memories. But it's when taste brings my past to the present that I am most profoundly affected. That's what happened with my bite of the Twink. And that's also all it took for me to toss the pack in the trash.
This week we've enjoyed one of the many festivals of trova music that have begun, this time, in Santa Clara province.
I used to put books aside especially for the summer, knowing I'd have more time and feel more relaxed, less stressed, more open to the long loving voyage with an accomplished author at the helm.