Monthly Archives: June 2006

Forget Atkins: Try the Diet of Worms

I’ve actually got a copy on my bookshelf. But I am still looking for an edition of Karl Marx’s “Yes, Jesus was so an atheist.”

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Ten easy ways to kill that mockingbird!

Apparently, Harpo—er, Harper Lee wrote a letter for the current issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine. “ We ask: Is that really worth coming out of reclusion for? Even if the magazine issue promotes reading, and even if Harper Lee … Continue reading

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Only Woolf can cry Woolf … and other literary lessons

Once again, Daniel Green over The Reading Experience has done it! He gives a rousing good analysis of the yawns of psychological realism as practiced by too many (average? mediocre? mass marketed? insert adjective here) contemporary (usually American) writers. Four … Continue reading

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And now back to our regularly scheduled meowing

The Literate Kitten dusts off her critics cap (a darling black beret with a cherry-red bow set rakishly to one side), adjusts her rhinestone-encrusted glasses, and fixes a glare on the self-pitying author of the past several entries. No, no, … Continue reading

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What it means to be a reader

Bloody hell. It is 5:42 p.m. Pacific time, I’ve got a short story class in 45 minutes, and I’m freaking exhausted. Mentally. Yes, I did manage to consume 4 glasses of chablis after seeing “An Inconvenient Truth” (drinking while chatting … Continue reading

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What it means to be a writer

One of the pleasures of reading Proust is that his prose allows you to sink in—one thought leads to another and another in an unbroken chain that reels you into the text. This type of lavish, complex writing makes it … Continue reading

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Question

When does a postmodernism movement end?

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