Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

  Hills like White Elephants is a short story by Ernest Hemingway, first published in 1927.  It details a seemingly simple conversation between an American man and a woman, taking a drink at a quiet rail station near the great Ebro river in Spain.  As they wait for a train to Madrid, their conversation reveals … More Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

The New York Times: Do we mistake inaccessibility for brilliance?

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?