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Monthly Review: May 2023

Read my first John Banville and Alice Munro, and my first Jhumpa Lahiri novel.

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The Sublime (Cambridge Elements series on The Philosophy of Kant) (2018) (Melissa M. Merritt)

NOTE: This is mostly a summary, not a review.. I’m trying to resume reading nonfiction occasionally to keep sharp. *** Major theorists mentioned, besides Kant: John Balliie, a physician who wrote an essay about aesthetics;¬†Alexander Baumgarten; Edmunde Burke; Joseph Addison; Seneca; Longinus. The sublime is a perspective of nature whose contemplation inspires the human mind […]

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The Andromeda Strain (1969)

An exciting premise, with clear and detailed accounts of (what was then) cutting-edge science, but the action lags, and ultimately everything in the novel feels pointless.

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Book review Film review What I read

Monthly Review: January 2023

What I read and wrote and published and how I fared

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Monthly Review: September 2022 (Almost No Memory; The Sound and the Fury)

Full-length book reviews: Lydia Davis’s short story collection *Almost No Memory*; Faulker’s *The Sound & the Fury*; began reading *godel Escher Bach* and abandoned it; short reviews of some films I watched in recent months including *American Beauty* and *Sleepy Hollow.* Wrote a fair bit, including rewrites and microstories.

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Monthly Review: August 2022 (Out of Sheer Rage; Circe; Coral Glynn)

What I Read: Out of Sheer Rage: In the Shadow of DH Lawrence (Geoff Dyer, 1997): The narrator is trying to write a book about DH Lawrence, but keeps getting sidetracked: by trips to Greek islands where everything is dull but the traffic, the unpredictable unavailability of cornetti at his favourite caf√© in Rome, his […]

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Monthly Review: July 2022 (The Red & the Black; A Swim in the Pond in the Rain)

Read: Stendhal & George Saunders. Wrote: a fair bit of short fiction. Fared: energetic, optimistic, & focussed, bordering on manic territory.

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Monthly Review: June 2022 (City of Victory; The Wind in the Willows; The Psychology of Money; White Noise)

What I read, wrote, & published, & how I fared.

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Monthly Review: May 2022 (Pulp; Post Office; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; some short fiction)

Bukowski & Shakespeare. Some writing; some publications. Another depressive episode, followed by introspection & course correction (ongoing).

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What I Read, Wrote, & Published: March 2022 (Treasure Island; Blink; Anthony & Cleopatra; The Lesson; some short fiction)

Lots of stuff.

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