Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Unreconstructed Rebel

I ask that as you read this post you keep this question in the back of your mind, ‘Is literature possible from a reprehensible human being?’ The inspiration for this post came after watching Daniel Day-Lewis’s staggering performance in Spielberg’s … Continue reading

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Imitation and Intimation of A Scandal

Imagine that Bernie Madoff had fleeced a famous writer and that this writer decided to give ink to the crime in a few short chapters not for revenge but rather to explain how he had been deceived and deprived of … Continue reading

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Complete the Sentence

I just heard about NaNoWriMo, and thought that Mork had called Ork. Bad retro-television joke, but for those who don’t know: November is National Novel Writing Month. Good timing, because I was rereading Anne Lamott’s bird by bird, and saw … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Spanish cousin

Horacio Quiroga (1878-1937) is not a name that I think most English-speaking readers know. One part de Maupassant for fluidity; one part Kafka for the uncanny or Freud’s das Unheimliche; and one part Edgar Allan Poe for psychological horror and; … Continue reading

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