Monthly Archives: April 2015

easter egg

More I’m reading that I would transmit directly into my students’ beings if I could… from Elena Ferrante as excerpted from a Paris Review interview in the current Harpers:  “… The most urgent question for a writer may seem to be, … Continue reading

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lovecraft, an attempt

trying once again to read a lovecraft.  so many great writers and readers love him.  I do not get it.  I am killing myself slogging through all the phonetic dialect and the 20x a page “furtive”s and the repeated information. … Continue reading

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cause and effect

problem with it comes when you mistake what is pleasurable for what is “real.” science/physics has cause-effect.  but it also has other stuff.  I guess.  plus there’s not-science. also:  to add to my list of things people write that upset … Continue reading

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genre

Addendum to below (I think)– I was remembering one of the first “books” I wrote when I was a kid.  Wrote it on legal pad.  Called it a novel.  Worked on it sitting in the maple tree in the back … Continue reading

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cartoon

thinking my book is self-indulgent just me working my stuff out.  think I should just win a grant and then ditch it and start something clean and in a mode I don’t have any fights with.  then I can write … Continue reading

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