Monthly Archives: July 2012

O is for Oblivion

“Yo amaba a mi papá con un amor animal. Me gustaba su olor, y también el recuerdo de su olor, sobre la cama, cuando se iba de viaje, y yo les rogaba a las muchachas y a mi mamá que … Continue reading

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Old Borax and the Cello

In one of those stultifying moments of “Why did I subject myself to that?,” I finished reading an article about “overrated writers,” which I guess was meant to be entertaining but somehow ended up turning vicious, like a chihuahua turned … Continue reading

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When Literature kills

In a scene only his imagination could have imagined but did not realize with his camera Pier Paolo Pasolini was found dead on a beach at Ostia, near Rome, in November, 1975. He would have appreciated the irony and parallel … Continue reading

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Monsters and Mentors in the Maze

“The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails” — James Joyce It goes that the Daedalus myth is the archetype of the … Continue reading

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