Monthly Archives: May 2015

Notes on Reading and Literature: Reading Borges

These thoughts came about during a conversation with a friend of mine. They should be taken as reading advice for first-time readers of Jorge Luis Borges. If you haven’t read Borges, you should. There’s a collection called Labyrinths, which contains a … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: The Fictioneer as Essayist

I’m a great fan of Italo Calvino’s collection of essays Why Read the Classics? However, his Invisible Cities, along with If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller and Cosmicomics, are some of the books that I keep meaning to get to, but never quite … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: British Genre Fiction

“We don’t have to think about what we like, but thinking can be part of our pleasure, rather than opposed to it.” — From an article in The Guardian by Michael Wood “… fairy was delusion, so was the law. At any … Continue reading

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Notes on TV Shows: Doctor Who

“The further in you go, the bigger it gets.” — From Little, Big by John Crowley I haven’t followed the Doctor Who series a lot and have only ever watched a couple of episodes. However, the fascination that even the … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Fantasy, Mathematics, Law

“… fairy was delusion, so was the law. At any rate, it was a sort of magic, moulding reality into any shape it chose … “… the law plays fast and loose with reality – and no one really believes … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature / Reading: Lit Theory, Modernism, Structuralism, and Contemporary Fiction

I have been fascinated by postmodernism for quite a long time. However, I was truly bitten by the lit theory bug only when I read A.S. Byatt’s Possession. Since then, I have been craving fiction peopled by literary theorists and … Continue reading

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