Tag Archives: Blogging

Umberto Eco (Naturally, a Manuscript)

“… he must, must write a sequel,” wrote Pradeep Sebastian about Umberto Eco and The Name of the Rose. Now, alas, he never will. My own enthusiasm for Eco’s work has cooled over the years, yet I couldn’t have been more excited … 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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Links: The Inquisitive Historian

My brother has finally started blogging! Here’s a link to his blog, The Inquisitive Historian: https://balasundaran.wordpress.com His latest post is a collection of brief thoughts about Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. He intends to blog about art, history, culture, language, … Continue reading

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Links and Quotes: A Magnificent Blog (Quirky and Opinionated)

MAGNIFICENT OCTOPUS (INKY AND TENTACLED) (!) is a blog by Isabella Kratynski. I’d been following it for some time and then, somehow, lost touch. I rediscovered it when I joined Twitter recently and realised, again, how much I loved Isabella’s … Continue reading

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Musings and Reminiscences: I Remember

This post is inspired by Joe Brainard’s “enchanting” (in Michael Dirda’s words) memoir “I Remember.” Shamelessly derivative as this exercise seemed, I could nevertheless not resist the temptation to try it out. I might do it again. I remember my … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature, Writing, and Blogging: The Principle of Choices

I have been finding it increasingly hard to put words on paper owing to the recurrent, frustrating realisation that they convey nothing more than the rambling thoughts of a distracted mind with absolutely no unifying principle whatsoever. Consequently, a significant amount of my time and effort has … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature, Movies, Writing, and Blogging: The Romance of Unfinished Blog Posts and Suchlike Paraphernalia

The time is just ripe to abandon all semblances of modesty and humility and talk about a subject that has, over the almost two years that I’ve been blogging and the cumulative half a year I’ve been down with—what I … Continue reading

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