Tag Archives: John Crowley

Quotes: Life According to “Little, Big”

The things that make us happy make us wise. ‘Love is a myth.’ ‘Love is a myth,’ Grandfather Trout said. ‘Like summer.’ ‘What?’ ‘In winter,’Grandfather Trout said, ‘summer is a myth. A report, a rumor. Not to be believed in. … 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: 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 Literature: Recurring Moments in Fairy Tales and Fantasy

A child’s pleasure in listening to stories lies partly in waiting for things he expects to be repeated: situations, phrases, formulas. … …in prose narrative there are events that rhyme. … It was rather because of my interest in style … 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: On John Crowley’s ‘Little, Big’

This set of thoughts was prompted by Professor (of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin) Jordan Ellenberg’s post (over at his wonderful blog, the whimsically named QUOMODOCUMQUE) on John Crowley, Little, Big, and Engine Summer. He has this to say: … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Literary Miracles of Three Kinds

In the world of literature, there are at least three kinds of works (fiction and non-fiction) that, in my opinion, could be termed miracles: Those that inspire awe both because of their sheer storytelling and-or narrative complexity and because of … Continue reading

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