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Notes on Literature: Brief Thoughts on Short Story Collections

“At some point, I realized that I had grown more interested in collections, that is, volumes of stories gathering the work of a single author. Rather than read just one of Lord Dunsany’s tall tales about Joseph Jorkens, or one … Continue reading

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Notes on Reading: Varieties of Reading Experience!

Over the years I’ve come to realise that I read a book or, more generally, a class of books best when I’m truly ready for them. How do I know if I’m truly ready? Or rather how do I become … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: The Possibilities of Fantasy

My previous post got me thinking about the need for fantasy as a genre and the possibilities that it opens up. Why do we need fantasy? What is the intention of an author in setting his-her tale in a fantastic … 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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Book Review: City of Glass: A Postmodern Detective Novella

A review of City of Glass, the first novella in Paul Auster’s The New York Trilogy, first published in the December 2010 issue of The Banyan Trees. Do we know New York? Of course we do! There’s no city more … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Don Quixote, Part I: First Impressions

It’s been called “The First Novel”, “An Infinite Novel” and so many other glowing and glorious things. But what struck me as most beautiful about Cervantes’s Don Quixote in Edith Grossman’s wonderful new translation is its inventiveness and narrative richness. … Continue reading

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