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Chris Via

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Leaf by Leaf YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/c/leafbyleaf

Interview on The Collidescope:
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Chris Via holds a B.A. in Computer Science and an M.A. in Literature & Writing. For over 20 years, he has worked in Information Technology while immersing himself in literary pursuits. In 2018, he won a Grove Atlantic contest award for his review of theMystery.doc and was featured on LitHub. That same year he landed his first published book review and has since regularly contributed to Rain Taxi Review of Books. He has also published in Splice and the Rupture. In 2019 he started a YouTube channel, Leaf by Leaf, dedicated to sharing his love for reading.
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Chris Via Hey, Evan! Welcome! You know--I just walked over to my shelf and flipped through those four volumes and thought you same thing as you. Seems unreal. F…moreHey, Evan! Welcome! You know--I just walked over to my shelf and flipped through those four volumes and thought you same thing as you. Seems unreal. First, let's define evening. I remember reading these from around after dinner until just before my alarm clock went off. It was probably more like 4 evenings, so I think my comment on the video may be a classic example of a good ole exaggeration. Still--I remember these 4 volumes gripping me unlike anything since Gaddis and Proust. I did have the pleasure of going back and spending some more time with them in preparation for my review of the sixth and final volume in Rain Taxi. I am in no way some Harold Bloom-like wunderkind of a speed reader. This was a very singular experience.(less)
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Index of My YouTube Videos
http://www.youtube.com/c/leafbyleaf

- Q and A -
Answering Your Questions, Part I
https://youtu.be/0xDquLhmX3M

Answering Your Questions, Part II
https://youtu.be/1zsqIPMbFRI

Answering Your Questions, Part III
https://youtu.be/Ni-1gALZ4Jc

- BOOKSHELF TOURS -

Bookshelf Tour Teaser
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Bookshelf Tour: Literary Studies
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“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
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Henry David Thoreau
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
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