Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sweet Jane…and the problems of writing

And so we come to Jane Austen. Be forewarned. I have read each of Austen’s novels at least 10 times – some more. I wrote my master’s thesis on Austen’s novels (using Rogerian theory as a device to explain the social … Continue reading

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Maugham’s the word…

The 2013 book list is moving along at its own steady pace as I complete Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (a book I’ve read about a dozen times and am savoring as I plan a long piece on what for me is the … Continue reading

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The incompleteness of the soul: an insider's non-review of Completeness of the Soul: The Life and Opinions of Jay Breeze, Rock Star

Originally posted on Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues:
I’ve been thinking about Completeness of the Soul: The Life and Opinions of Jay Breeze, Rock Star, the third novel from my friend and fellow scrogue Jim Booth. I finished reading it a few…

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Don’t Panic, it’s 42…uh, what was the question…?

I am no fan of science fiction. When I was in college I had a band mate who loved the stuff – he pushed Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, and Herbert’s Dune on me. I waded though … Continue reading

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Edith Wharton, the American Austen

  “We live in our own souls as in an unmapped region, a few acres of which we have cleared for our habitation; while of the nature of those nearest us we know but the boundaries that march with ours.” – … Continue reading

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About a Book…

“Will was beginning to come to the conclusion that he was not, as he had always previously thought, a good liar. He was an enthusiastic liar, certainly, but enthusiasm was not the same thing as efficacy, and he was now constantly … Continue reading

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The Rock Star Meme…

“The only things Mick and I disagree about are the music and what we do.” – Keith Richards As a break (addition, really) to my 2013 reading list, I read (in an afternoon) The Rolling Stones – Quote Unquote by … Continue reading

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