Just when you thought your internet pals were only capable of communicating through “hilarious” YouTube links – watch out, there’s a whole new set of self-publishing possibilities now on the web, and it’s called Scribd (http://www.scribd.com/). Here you’re encouraged to “Publish Yourself Online,” “Publish to a Wide Audience!” (“Over 10 million people a month view […]Read More Scribd
Henry James: prolific American-born writer, bachelor and… main character in Colm Tóibín’s novel The Master? And James is a character in this novel– Tóibín builds James as he would any other character. He is written with a personality, thoughts. James has goals, beliefs and failures. He’s a complete and fleshed out into a three-dimensional character […]Read More He did what? Questions on fictional accounts of real people.
Unfortunately, we needed Madonna to tell us that “[w]e all live in a material world.” Our possessions confer status upon us, just as our actions and proclivities do. Some scholars pursue the foci of their research with rabid ferocity, scrounging through dusty volumes for any link, any insight, that could bastion their authority. What better […]Read More Possession, or the Biographer’s Temptation
http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-bk-ulin25nov25,0,4326589.story When I first encountered Bukowski, it was in a small Lewisburg bookstore a little over five years ago. I had gone in looking for some other Beat authors (other than Kerouac and Ginsberg) and figured I might find something. What I found just above the “Beat” section was a posthumously published collection of poems […]Read More Bukowski, and
I accidentally had a poetic revelation of sorts quite recently. I was browsing through the DJ Ernst somewhat haphazard collection of used books on Market Street when I picked up an unassuming book with an intriguing title. The book was The Palm at the End of the Mind by Wallace Stevens. Somewhere deep in my […]Read More Reality Adheres to How Amazing Wallace Stevens Really Is