Monthly Archives: August 2007

Grace Paley (1922-2007)

A literary light is extinguished. If you haven’t read Grace Paley, I recommend starting with Enormous Changes at the Last Minute. One of the best collection of short stories in the last half of the 20th century. Advertisements

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Effing Blogger

Darn, I used a new template and lost all my sidebars, including all of my reading accomplishments for this year. Damn you, Blogger!

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On the Road – 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is September 5. (I hope to attend a reading at Vesuvio’s, one of the old Beat hangouts in San Francisco.) Here’s an interesting article from the UK Guardian. (And an amazingly … Continue reading

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Outmoded authors (not me, not yet)

I’ve joined the Outmoded Authors blogspot, set up by the wonderful Imani. This is exciting! In July, I did a similar challenge, trying to read Neglected Authors (those who are excellent and should be read but for some reason do … Continue reading

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Staggering toward normalcy

As regular readers know, I’ve taken a new job. The deafening silence of this blog has been due to transitioning. I don’t remember other job changes feeling this difficult, but I’m sure much of the overwhelmingly blecch feeling is because … Continue reading

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