Monthly Archives: June 2013

8 Generic Blog Post Ideas That (Usually) Work

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George Bernard Shaw’s “Love Among The Artists”

Several months ago, my friend and I visited a local used bookstore. Among the gems that I collected were a short story collection by Aleister Crowley (a superstitious sort, I have not and do not intend to open the pages … Continue reading

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Umberto Eco’s “The Name Of The Rose”

 “Tis but thy name that is my enemy…/What’s in a name?”  There’s a fairly good chance that for the majority of us, these lines have been read, essayed about, or playacted at least once, provided we read our required Shakespeare … Continue reading

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An Unthinkable Existence: David Levithan’s “Every Day”

In writing, love is cruel. It is stitched together with “yeses” and “nos” and is built from the bottom up with pieces that cannot not synchronize; that is, with bits that refuse to fit to form. What is a love story without … Continue reading

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Anthony Burgess’s “Little Wilson And Big God: Being The First Part Of The Confessions Of Anthony Burgess”

Few, if any, living writers could master the prodigious, mostly anecdotal memoirs that Anthony Burgess presents in his “Little Wilson and Big God.” The writer’s own life, which expired in 1993 but ends, with the ending of this first volume, … Continue reading

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Vladimir Nabokov’s “The Luzhin Defence”

“The Luzhin Defense,” Vladimir Nabokov’s third novel, is a wild, energetic story about one man’s singular obsession with chess and how, in two hundred and fifty pages, it eats him from the inside. “Being born in this world is hardly … Continue reading

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The Newest, Youngest, Bestest Novelists

A little less than two months ago, the British literary quarterly Granta put out the fourth edition of its Best of Young British Novelists series, a tradition dating back thirty years that is responsible for discovering writers Salman Rushdie, Kazuo … Continue reading

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