Tag Archives: David Mitchell

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 / 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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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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Notes on Science: Let There Be Light!: An Irreverent and Incomplete Narrative of Physics in 610 words

Everything is a process at some level. – Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen in The Science of Discworld With this post I intend to initiate—what I hope will become—a recurrent theme in this blog: the crystallisation of the … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: The Little Details

Great story arcs, intricate plot-lines, and monumental narrative events notwithstanding, it’s the little details in any fictional or non-fictional narrative, that turn out to be most memorable. Here’s a list of some of the most memorable little details, sentences and moments from some of my … Continue reading

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