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bob-mustin's picture
Nov.28.2011
It's small wonder that in our postmodern world we gravitate toward spectacle and image. Perhaps we're in a transition era to radically new paradigms, but, as the December 2011 issue of Harper's Magazinemakes clear, we continue to present ourselves with more dilemmas, more questions, than...
amy-king's picture
Sep.27.2010
Entire Poem up @ Gaga Stigmata Violent Blossoming Cities Ask How to Hear the Song Infected in the language with feet on the flesh-colored linoleum floor, white tulips growl to holdour crisp momentous makerfully cocked and loaded,a crash-test monument to the lion’s handshakethat resembles people of...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.20.2010
We all read 'em, we all own 'em, but some of what this website tells us about the novel as a literary form may surprise. In The History of the Novel are the following pages:Definition of the Novel which distinguishes the novel from other kinds of prose fictionOrigins of the Novel which explains the...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.18.2010
Girl With Curious Hair, by David Foster Wallace   Remember "Seinfeld"? The TV series that billed itself as a show about nothing? No? Then let me introduce you to its literary equivalent-and its author. Wallace, author of the acclaimed book, Infinite Jest, died little more than a year...
joshua-keidan's picture
Jan.03.2010
I know the sound the desert makes in those slow motion films they show in high school. You know the ones, the movies where they show a desert finally getting some moisture after a long dry season, the rain falling and the ground sucking up the moisture like some ravenous steroid filled sponge.  Yes...
joshua-keidan's picture
Nov.20.2009
"I prefer the voices in my head to the voices outside" Said my friend. "The voices in my head know when it is time to be quiet."  Before he continued before I called over the bored waitress and asked her to get a beer for my friend. My friend has seen quite a lot in his life...
joshua-keidan's picture
Aug.23.2009
Spinning is a lot like life. You put a lot of real effort into it. Your heart races. Your tendons burn. You exhaust yourself mentally and physically. You have an instructor push you to give more and dip into your gut to push yourself harder and harder. In the end after the sweat and tears and...
joshua-keidan's picture
May.25.2009
There is Nepalese saying “The emptier the vessel the louder a noise it makes”. This is a saying that would best be heeded by the “critic class”. Everyone from the local restaurant reviewer to Noam Chomsky (perhaps especially Noam Chomsky) to yours truly. Although in my defense, I have never claimed...
sandra-gulland's picture
Mar.10.2009
The Adam Braver discussion on Readerville.com is over (although it will no doubt remain on-line). A number of things were said about that favorite subject of mine: the line between fact and fiction. Karen Templer: ... any historical record has gaps in it, things we don’t and can’t know. If a writer...
cliff-burns's picture
Sep.25.2008
Well, it looks like it's a done deal. The producers of the "Out Front" program in Toronto love my radio play "The First Room" and it will likely be recorded and aired in the coming weeks. A few details to iron out, the budget to nail down (since the play employs multiple voices...