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Harry Potter and the Death of the West – Medium
A recent trend in political writing and in the strange mirror world of social media is to draw comparisons between real life figures and characters from JK Rowling books. It’s hard to say how long…
politics  culture  usa  literature  failure  harrypotter 
november 2016 by ignatz
Umberto Eco on the Madonna Inn
The poor words with which natural human speech is provided cannot suffice to describe the Madonna Inn. To convey its external appearance, divided into a series of constructions, which you reach by way...
eco  literature  california  kitsch  madonnainn  travel 
september 2015 by ignatz
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
JSBlog - Journal of a Southern Bookreader: The cup that cheers ...
"The cup that cheers but not inebriates" was originally some awful stuff called "tar water."
history  food  poetry  literature  tea 
october 2014 by ignatz
"what we talk about when we talk about *" -carver - Google Search
running too many searches of this nature has lead to captchas and even 24 hour temp bans from google btw
searches  ha  literature  via:lawren 
august 2014 by ignatz
MacDonald Harris (Author of The Balloonist)
goodreads page for my father. features a hilariously rare picture of him smoking
family  literature  goodreads  books  macdonaldharris 
july 2014 by ignatz
Heteronym (literature) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The literary concept of heteronym, invented by Portuguese writer and poet Fernando Pessoa, refers to one or more imaginary character(s) created by a writer to write in different styles.
literature  pseudonyms  identity  authorship 
march 2014 by ignatz
Site of Disquietude
Site for Fernando Pessoa's book
literature  writers  portugal 
march 2014 by ignatz
Margellos World Republic of Letters
In spite of the undeniable significance of this art, the number of books translated into English is disproportionally scarce. The central goal of the Margellos World Republic of Letters series is to help close this gap.
literature  writing  translation 
april 2012 by ignatz
The Millions : The ___’s Daughter
"She’s right, there are an awful lot of headless girls in sundresses on the covers of contemporary fiction, although I hadn’t noticed the empty shoes."
literature  fiction  ha 
april 2012 by ignatz
Giallo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
an Italian 20th century genre of literature and film, which in Italian indicates crime fiction and mystery.
art  literature  entertainment  italy  horror  thriller 
october 2011 by ignatz
Almost Amis | The New York Observer
Martin Amis is moving to our tightly wrapped little enclave! uh
books  failure  brooklyn  literature  no 
april 2011 by ignatz
On The Bro'd
Dude bro it's On The Rad.
ha  literature  beat  bro 
november 2010 by ignatz
Balkans via Bohemia: Exile and Beyond: An Essay on Dubravka Ugrešić
"In short, Croatia picked the wrong witch. And the world of letters is richer for it."
writers  literature  europe  croatia  yugoslavia  politics 
may 2010 by ignatz
The Carp Castle
First chapter of MacDonald Harris' unpublished posthumous novel, The Carp Castle
family  literature  fiction  novel  thecarpcastle  macdonaldharris 
december 2009 by ignatz
Mark Reads Twilight
hapless community manager at pop culture social network is forced to read Twilight and drags us along for the ride. this should be in the Norton Critical Edition
literature  writing  twilight  ha  buzznet  panasonicyouth  criticism  review 
september 2009 by ignatz
The Unofficial Thomas Pynchon Guide to Los Angeles
A map of Greater Los Angeles keyed to the novels of Thomas Pynchon
literature  pynchon  losangeles  map  geo  visualization  nerd 
july 2009 by ignatz
Review: The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino | Books | The Guardian
What was Italo Calvino? A prepostmodernist? Maybe it's time to dispense with modernism and all its prefixes. A young resistance fighter for the communists during the Nazi occupation of Italy, Calvino became and remained a consistently original writer of intellectual fantasy.
literature  fiction  review  sf  calvino  books 
june 2009 by ignatz
Novels in Three Lines - NYRB Classics
Novels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks.
news  literature  tobuy  france  shortstories  shortshorts 
march 2009 by ignatz
Two new Burns poems discovered alongside 'rude' letters | Books | guardian.co.uk
Robert Burns may also have been suffering from a rather nasty STD, according to a collection of explicit writing apparently by Scotland's national bard
history  literature  via:mollyaida  poetry  manuscripts  burns 
december 2008 by ignatz
Austenbook
Jane Bennet tagged Elizabeth Bennet in her note Bad News About Lydia.
ha  literature  parody  facebook  janeausten 
december 2008 by ignatz
myliblog: Uncle Bobby's Wedding
letter from a librarian to a patron who objects to gay marriage book in children's section
politics  library  libraries  literature  religion 
july 2008 by ignatz
Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
A guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric
rhetoric  reference  language  literature  english 
july 2008 by ignatz
Lexus Magazine: Lifestyle: In the Belly of the Beast: The Art of Collaboration
Lifestyle marketing hell as well-known writers shill for Lexus. Et tu, Jane Smiley?
literature  advertising  failure  lexus  sellout  writing  no  gaaaah 
april 2008 by ignatz
YouTube - Pitch 'n' Putt with Joyce 'n' Beckett
Short film by Bórd Scannán na hEireann in which Beckett and Joyce play pitch and putt waiting for someone
youtube  video  joyce  beckett  literature  ha  golf 
march 2008 by ignatz
L'inconnue de la Seine
A death mask of a young woman that became an artistic and pop culture icon at the turn of the century
death  art  memes  people  mysteries  characters  history  literature 
august 2007 by ignatz
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