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The Iguana
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"Here I am in the middle of the night on a desert island called Ocana, walking up to a chicken coop and asking a tribulated young Iguana whether she'd like to get married and come with me to Europe." 7 hours, 47 min ago

 
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"RSpec still feels really difficult to understand on a syntactical level, but the other stuff I think I am mostly following." Jan 18, 2014 11:38AM

 
A Busy Clearing
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Mani by Patrick Leigh Fermor
" This isn’t travel writing so much as it’s landscape impressionism, the language of the babbling water of History bubbling up through porous limestone river beds of Time, spatial movement crosscutting temporal sedimentations, revealing striated dep... " Read more of this review »
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The Plains by Gerald Murnane
The Plains
by Gerald Murnane
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God I love y'all. Only on Goodreads could a book like this one, from Australia, from the 80s, having almost no plot (and certainly no resolution), and mostly long forgotten, enjoy a minor resurgence. I actually have people to talk to about this obscu...more
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J.D. Salinger
“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

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“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
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“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.”
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Robert Musil
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Anton Chekhov
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How He Got His Red Coat (Poetry)
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Description: poem, previously published in the Sonora Review
Tiny Stories About Sons (Poetry)
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Description: The last poem series in my manuscript 'The Sea is White'. Previously published in Little Red Leaves http://littleredleaves.com/
Anne Carson's Plainwater: A Review (Literature & Fiction)
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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
Negatives (Poetry)
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Description: Early poem. First published in the Sonora Review
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