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essays; couldn't find the old thread
Topic Started: Dec 20 2007, 10:03 AM (1,295 Views)
suzannahhh
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in praise of Voracious readers

http://www.artsjournal.com/tobias/archives..._to_books.shtml
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HA

in the classed society
we've found our niche
as
members of the
reading class

great essay here

http://noggs.typepad.com/the_reading_experience/
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an excellent meditation
on poetry here
the entry entitled
"Best Poems in the English Language"
currently the latest entry
but of course that will change

http://sethabramson.blogspot.com/
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"I can abide living out my days in an epoch of history in which poetry is a High (not popular or populist) Art, so long as the general distaste for poetry is pragmatic rather than theoretic."


That's great and absolutely the point. Bloom's attempts at the management/reception of opinion go on and on, but that's Bloom. My friend I was schooled in new criticism and they couldnt be further from Harold
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quoting Sir H (i can see Harold having a bit of a joust)

"The art of reading poetry begins with mastering allusiveness in particular poems."

Which, of course, it manifestly does not.


That's excellent
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I figured you'd like the piece, Biscuit
i certainly did!
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Valentine's Day and the
Museum of Broken Relationships

read all about it here
remember your own

http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quarksdaily...month-from.html
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good thought piece
on movies and novels
made from novels

http://www.calendarlive.com/books/la-ca-li...0,1203673.story
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review of Bolano's
American Nazi Writers . . .


http://www.villagevoice.com/books/0808,302448,302448,10.html
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The Art of Literature
and the Science of Literature


in the American Scholar

http://www.theamericanscholar.org/sp08/literature-boyd.html
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Jessa Crispin, aka Bookslut, also writes great essays for The Smart Set. I'm pretty good about reading most of the new material on that site but hers I make sure I read.
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one of the most abused words in english, essay.

means to try, not to criticize.

and as its first practitioner so self deprecatingly put it "what do i know"

to elaborate, essay means to try, to put oneself on trial, to see 4 oneself if that which is being circulated as honest- to-god truth is indeed applicable to oneself.

in other words it's as much a test of oneself as it is an observation of the object/subject in question.

the 2008 election. i confess, did not vote. had i voted obama would've been my choice en route to the ballot, en route i say. once there...mccain would've my man, i'm sure of it.

that said, i had no idea v.s. naipaul was banned in his native india because of his politics. though i haven't read naipaul to wax indignant about this, i wonder if the democrat/republican divide is worth the attention we give it. apparently it does. well i protest and will contine doing so come 2012.
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http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113737/solnit-faraway-nearby-and-orange-running-your-life

http://www.randomhouse.ca/hazlitt/feature/how-rebecca-solnit-explains-things

add:
http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175726/tomgram%3A_rebecca_solnit%2C_emerging_from_darkness%2C_the_edward_snowden_story
Edited by nnyhav, Jul 19 2013, 03:27 PM.
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Digital feuilletonist Scott McLemee, long of Inside Higher Ed, joins Jacobin as book section editor
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http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/ill-defined-plot
via a&ld
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Note to Self: The lyric essay's convenient fictions on John D'Agata thrice (once with Jim Fingal, "a former fact-checker for The Believer") and David Shields
via lithub

and whilst on the subjectivity
http://thewalrus.ca/i-dont-care-about-your-life/ via aldaily
http://thewalrus.ca/you-should-care-about-my-life/
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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/in-defense-of-facts/508748/ mo' contra D'Agata
via aldaily
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The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick coming Oct 17
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Phillipe Desan's biography of Montaigne

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10834.html
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JM Coetzee's Late Essays

per publisher:
"The subjects covered range from Daniel Defoe in the early eighteenth century to Coetzee’s contemporary Philip Roth. Coetzee has had a long-standing interest in German literature and here he engages with the work of Goethe, Hölderlin, Kleist and Walser. There are four fascinating essays on fellow Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett and he looks at the work of three Australian writers: Patrick White, Les Murray and Gerald Murnane. There are essays too on Tolstoy’s great novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, on Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary, and on the Argentine modernist Antonio Di Benedetto"


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