In this fascinating article from The New York Times, writer Zoe Heller mentions that she feels a certain guilt about starting – and not finishing – David Foster Russell’s Infinite Jest. Have you experienced that guilt? (I say this as someone who has started James Joyce’s Ulysses several times…and never got past p152 before losing … More The New York Times: Do we mistake inaccessibility for brilliance?
Part Two I was aware of a presence as I awoke. A comforting atmosphere that reminded me of my mother. The smell of soap and water. Freshly laundered cotton. I was far too comfortable to be in my bunk at the dorm. I opened my eyes slowly, not wanting the illusion to disappear. My eyes … More Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt2 by Michelle Foster
How Soon is Now? ‘…the essential significance of a pea is not, that I know, greatly affected by the fact that it lies in a row of similar peas. But each swing of the pendulum owes the extent of its movement to the previous swing.’ John William Dunne, An Experiment with Time … More Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt 1 by Michelle Foster
Nadezhda Teffi “Samosov stood there gloomily, watching the deacon with the incense and thinking, ‘Go on, swing that incense, swing that incense! Think you can swing yourself into a bishopric? Some hope!”” A Radiant Easter, Nadezhda Teffi Nadezhda Alexandrovna Lokhvitskaya known as Nadezhda Teffi was a Russian humorist writer. She was born on the 21 … More Women Writers You Should Know About #4 Nadezhda Teffi
11 Charts That Accurately Sum Up Being A Book Nerd by Farrah Penn via Buzzfeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/charts-that-perfectly-sum-up-being-a-book-nerd#.waY7eEE7w
John William Dunne (1875-1949) was an Irish engineer and airplane designer who, in 1927, posited a theory that dreams are precognitive. This theory came of personal study and of gathering of accounts from others. He published his findings in An Experiment in Time (1927). https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/352047.An_Experiment_with_Time https://dunnefuture.wordpress.com/ Dunne and his influence are the subjects of a … More J.W. Dunne: dreaming the future
Feminist club sparks conversation about everyday sexism in Nigeria by WITW STAFF Via Women in the World A book club in the Nigerian capital of Abuja recently sparked an international conversation about the sexism women face every day in Nigeria. http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/07/05/feminist-club-sparks-conversation-about-everyday-sexism-in-nigeria/
7 Stories Stephen King Refuses to Publish by Jake Rossen via Mental Floss 1. The Aftermath King completed his first novel at just 16 years old, and at 50,000 words, it’s just a fraction of some of the doorstoppers he would later publish. In a post-nuclear war landscape, a young man attempts to sabotage the … More 7 Stories Stephen King Refuses to Publish
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