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Attempts at a Life by Danielle Dutton

Look! Up in the sky. It’s a Short Story. It’s a Prose Poem. It’s Su-----per! I’m adding each story’s blurb as I finish reading it, hence a certain breathless feel to them, a feel which seems largely appropriate.

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Lunch Poems by Frank O'Hara
"I'm so damned literary
and at the same time the waters rushing past remind
me of nothing

I have to admit I was caught unprepared by the muscular images of these reveries. The questioning at the core appears against the grain of consumption and confor..." Read more of this review »
Jimmy and 52 other people liked Eric's review of The Portrait of a Lady:
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
"This is my first James (not counting his little book on Hawthorne and scattered essays on French novelists), and I started it out of a sense of dutiful curiosity. I was not prepared for it to be such an engrossing masterpiece. There so much good s..." Read more of this review »
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The Ambassadors by Henry James
I have been reading quite a bit of James. Last year, I audio’d The Bostonians and Washington Square. I read The Aspen Papers, reread Beast in the Jungle, and read Turn of the Screw (which I disliked -- found it excruciating). And then this spring..." Read more of this review »
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Dark Spring
by Unica Zürn
recommended to Jimmy by: Oriana
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Pleasure and pain coming from the same source. Imagination and roleplay exactly as I remembered it. Before dark was dark. Before I understood that I should turn away from certain things, shamefacedly. The confusion of not having any boxes to put thin ...more
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
" I appreciate the recommendation, but you posted the same thing in my other review, of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Are you just spamming this? "
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
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Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
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Though this is a children’s fantasy, it is only fantastical on a surface level. Beneath the juju knives and the magic beans, there is a reality at work—one that is dark and full of racism, sexism, and greed. But a reality that is also necessary in th ...more
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“I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.”
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“I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Ludwig Wittgenstein
“I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again 'I know that that’s a tree', pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: 'This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty

Marilynne Robinson
“I have spent my life watching, not to see beyond the world, merely to see, great mystery, what is plainly before my eyes. I think the concept of transcendence is based on a misreading of creation. With all respect to heaven, the scene of the miracle is here, among us. The eternal as an idea is much less preposterous than time, and this very fact should seize our attention.”
Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

Anton Chekhov
“Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.”
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How He Got His Red Coat (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 05, 2011 05:19PM
Description: poem, previously published in the Sonora Review
Tiny Stories About Sons (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 21, 2011 05:12PM
Description: The last poem series in my manuscript 'The Sea is White'. Previously published in Little Red Leaves http://littleredleaves.com/
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Description: A creative-review. First published in Can We Have Our Ball Back?
Revelations (Poetry)
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Description: Early poem. Originally published in the Indiana Review
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Description: Early poem. First published in the Sonora Review
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