Tag Archives: Non-Fiction

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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Non-Fiction Notes: Plato at the Googleplex: First Impressions

In case you’re wondering, the Googleplex is the corporate headquarters of Google. Rebecca Goldstein’s newly published book is about the continuing relevance of philosophy and philosophical inquiry, specifically Platonic philosophical inquiry, to the lives we lead in the 21st Century. … Continue reading

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