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May.01.2012
With what velocity the news spread. What ferocious respondents. It might be argued that there are too few major opportunities to recognize writers without taking a bold stance against. Is the system weighted that committees are growing fusty?  I say a little bombast opens the dialogue. Is it...
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Oct.01.2011
         
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Aug.19.2011
In the split second between falling and hitting the ground, I reviewed my life as it’s said those do who are about to drown. I experience a montage of such blinding illumination, vignettes of past years down-falling. That season I had fallen flat-out in love. He was due the next day. ‘The Incident...
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Mar.04.2011
The Heiligestadt Testament: BeethovenFor my brothers Carl and [Johann] Beethoven And for my Canadian father, who read aloud in the lamplit parlor from the English greats. Recited. Declaimed. All of that was in me years later when I rented a flat near the British Museum to do research and came upon...
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Jan.27.2011
  The Illusion of Expanse  When I think of retreat, I think of the illusion of expanse—a locale of the mind. In this gaming with place, I have lifelong, a retreat to which I repair. I become a foreigner without a journey. I experience a sense of dislocation, crucial to me as a writer, without re-...
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Jan.27.2011
 1935   The Informer: Liam O’Flaherty, the Book Director: John Ford, Director Adapted from Liam O’Flaherty’s book by Dudley Nichols Cinematographer: Joseph H. August Composer: Max Steiner Four Oscars   The question is posed. Too many to cite of great books ruined in transition. Botched in...
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Nov.17.2010
I am 'done-in' ravished by 1st week-long request. I want to drop everything but cannot immediately. It has caused me to write whole essays mentally on just why the subject is larger, invites tangential commentary, essay, associative thinking on names in fiction ... (domino effect) ... serial spines...
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