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Episode 28: What We Hear When We Read — The Organist — KCRW
"A discussion of the aural side of reading with book designer Peter Mendelsund, including excerpts from classic readings by James Joyce and others."
petermedelsun  reading  audio  audiobooks  hearing  books  howweread  readings  2014  seeing  visualizarion  sound 
august 2014 by robertogreco
ÐEØXY · KOANS
"A koan (pronounced /ko.an/) is a story, dialog, question, or statement in the history and lore of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to rational understanding, yet that may be accessible to intuition."—Zen::Koans

"These koans, or parables, were translated into English from a book called the Shaseki-shu (Collection of Stone and Sand), written late in the thirteenth century by the Japanese Zen teacher Muju (the "non-dweller"), and from anecdotes of Zen monks taken from various books published in Japan around the turn of the 20th century."—Ashidakim Zen Koans

[Random koan: http://deoxy.org/koan/random ]
muju  shaseki-shu  koan  poetry  readings  quotes  philosophy  buddhism  zen  koans 
june 2012 by robertogreco
The new book tour > Robin Sloan
"The peo­ple who showed up for these events had usu­ally never heard of me. They came because it was a party at their friend’s house and the friend promised to make those cup­cakes they like or was call­ing in a favor. ... The read­ings mostly went very long, over an hour with ques­tions, and peo­ple didn’t leave. We were often up dis­cussing until 1 in the morn­ing. An impor­tant part of the book is my trou­bled rela­tion­ship with my father and what I took to be his con­fes­sion to mur­der in an unpub­lished mem­oir. (I inves­ti­gated and found no evi­dence of any such killing; my father refuses to con­firm or deny it.) Fol­low­ing the read­ing, over a glass of wine or slice of cake or noth­ing at all, peo­ple told me about their own dif­fi­cult rela­tion­ships with fam­ily mem­bers, peo­ple they couldn’t for­give or who wouldn’t for­give them. In a weird way the read­ings began to feel like an exten­sion of the book."
books  robinsloan  booktours  booksellers  readings  parties 
january 2010 by robertogreco

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