Monthly Archives: June 2007

Twilight Zone music, please

How weird is this? I wrote a post a few days ago about Terry Eagleton’s new book on The Meaning of Life. And then I cited Bahktin in a post on Don Quixote. And now I see this: Terry Eagleton … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – What’s in the news

I thought I’d try something new here, and that is tying current events to fiction. What’s in the news: Bush heads for Constitutional Showdown. (And, we hope, impeachment or, better yet, jail.) Illegal wiretapping, executive powers run amok, secret government … Continue reading

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Tuesday travails

Just a quick note to say I’ll be blogging erratically for this next week or so. My life is a bit out of kilter, and I’m trying to catch up. Oh, I finally got the short story colllections of my … Continue reading

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DQ is more than a frothy dessert

Freed from jury duty, she dithers on… I was feeling a little bogged down in Don Quixote. I really love the novel; it’s as bawdy and fun as a funhouse carnival ride. But, at some point, you want to get … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends Tuesday

The New Yorker Fiction Issue had a great line-up this year, featuring the likes of Denis Johnson, Jeffrey Euginedes, Gary Shteyngart, and Charles D’Ambrosio. If you want more or if you missed out, check out the writers’ real-life summer memories. … Continue reading

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DeLillo on novel writing

Bloody hell this is a good quote. From Don DeLillo (via James Tata): I was a semiconscious writer in the beginning,” he writes. “Just sat and wrote something, or read the newspaper, or went to the movies. Over time I … Continue reading

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Friday Buzz – Woody and the Meaning of Life

Two new books recently have caught my eye. Oddly enough, both wrangle with philosophical issues –in entirely different ways. Woody Allen’s new book is, well, very Woody. Admittedly, I’ve cooled a bit toward Woody Allen ever since he married his … Continue reading

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