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In Defense of Facts - The Atlantic
A stinging review of 3 anthologies of "literary essays" by John D'Agata.
book  review  essays  post-truth  facts  fact-checking  rant 
december 2016 by tsuomela
Ongoingness | Graywolf Press
"A dazzling philosophical investigation of the challenge of living in the present, by a brilliant practitioner of the new essay In her third book that continues to define the contours of the contemporary essay, Sarah Manguso confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept for twenty-five years. “I wanted to end each day with a record of everything that had ever happened,” she explains. But this simple statement belies a terror that she might forget something, that she might miss something important. Maintaining that diary, now 800,000 words, had become, until recently, a kind of spiritual practice."
book  publisher  diary  time  meditation  essays 
april 2015 by tsuomela
Beccon Publications - Pardon This Intrusion
"Pardon This Intrusion gathers together 47 pieces by John Clute, some written as long ago as 1985, though most are recent. The addresses and essays in Part One, "Fantastika in the World Storm", all written in the twenty-first century, reflect upon the dynamic relationship between fantastika – an umbrella term Clute uses to describe science fiction, horror and fantasy – and the world we live in now. Of these pieces, "Next", a contemporary response to 9/11, has not been revised; everything else in Part One has been reworked, sometimes extensively. Parts Two, Three and Four include essays and author studies and introductions to particular works; as they are mostly recent, Clute has felt free to rework them where necessary."
book  publisher  reviews  essays  sf  fiction 
october 2012 by tsuomela

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