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Minotaur in His Maze - The New York Times
Profile of MacDonald Harris and his novel Herma, by Michael Chabon
literature  family  essays  macdonaldharris  michaelchabon  newyorktimes 
september 2015 by ignatz
Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses
Cooper's art has some defects. In one place in "Deerslayer," and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115. It breaks the record.
marktwain  criticism  essays  literature  ha 
march 2015 by ignatz
The Problem With Music
Albini's classic essay, with math, on why you shouldn't try to be a rock star. Mandatory reading for guitar heroes.
music  commerce  villainy  musicbusiness  stevealbini  classics  essays  money 
may 2007 by ignatz
Worse Is Better
perfection considered harmful, etc
software  style  theory  essays  design  unix  hackers  philosophy  lisp 
january 2007 by ignatz
Mark Twain on War and Imperialism
Collection of Twain's anti-war and anti-imperialist writings from the turn of the century
war  politics  twain  clemens  imperialism  history  essays 
july 2005 by ignatz

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