Blogger turned off support for FTP publishing last night. Another vanishing technology – serve me right for getting nostalgic about mailboxes.
Everything Unfinished is a literary blog out of San Francisco, by James Warner.
Paul Auster's The Locked Room brilliantly evokes a writer's relationship with his mailbox.
The Necessary Beggar makes it clear what Palwick thinks a Christian attitude to homelessness, healthcare, and immigration would be.
The novel is filled with such analysis-defying brilliances. “In the aquarium of my memory, it is always late autumn.” What's not to like?
Anything to do with Disch gets me down nowadays.
To Californians, England is a culture of understatement. To the English, California is a culture of overstatement. But from a more global perspective, both cultures are rather on the understated side of things.
In Reading in the Brain, Stanislas Dehaene asks “What does a macaque do with the brain areas that we now devote to reading?”
It's exhilarating to find a novel in which such incommensurate world-views as Afrocentrism, veganism, and Catholicism are debated intelligently.
I just read Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes, a book by Daniel L. Everett about his time with the Pirahã (pronounced pee-da-HAN) tribe in the Brazilian Amazon.
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