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Jimmy and 8 other people liked Sean's review of The Affirmation:
The Affirmation by Christopher Priest
The Affirmation starts out as a manic* exploration of the possible existence of truth in fiction and how the writing and rewriting of autobiography in increasingly veiled and distanced terms reaches a vanishing point where it suddenly becomes 'fic..." Read more of this review »
Jimmy and 11 other people liked Ben Loory's review of The Affirmation:
The Affirmation by Christopher Priest
"of all the writers i don't like, christopher priest is probably my favorite. i first found him through his book The Inverted World, which was on david pringle's top 100 sci-fi books of all time list (and has since been re-released by nyrb books, o..." Read more of this review »
Cloud and Ashes by Greer Gilman
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As with all mythology, there is sexual violence here. I have been asked to add a warning in that respect. While my views on “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” when it comes to literature are clearly not in line with the way the..." Read more of this review »
Jimmy and 7 other people liked Ben Winch's review of Xorandor:
Xorandor by Christine Brooke-Rose
"I actually think I enjoyed this more than Textermination. I liked the subtlety. Which is to say that while parts of it (the talking-rock computer, the “hexadex” slang, the excursions into programming language) weren’t subtle at all, in the backgro..." Read more of this review »
The Sea Is White by Jimmy Lo
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The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding ... by C.D. Wright
" You are probably correct. I am my own worst enemy. "
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I read this because I love Brenda Hillman and a friend told me CD Wright had some poems/essays in here about her. I've read some of Wright's poetry before, including her famous Deepstep Come Shining. She was a deep and complicated thinker and tinkere ...more
Jimmy is on page 129 of 150 of The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All: Milosz said that form in poetry has many uses; one of them is, like refrigeration, to preserve bad meat.
The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding ... by C.D. Wright
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Thomas Mann
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

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

Franz Kafka
“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.”
Franz Kafka

Robert Musil
“One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic.”
Robert Musil

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

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/
Anne Carson's Plainwater: A Review (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:36PM
Description: A creative-review. First published in Can We Have Our Ball Back?
Revelations (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 12, 2008 11:16AM
Description: Early poem. Originally published in the Indiana Review
Negatives (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 12, 2008 11:16AM
Description: Early poem. First published in the Sonora Review
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80277 The Kindred Spirits — 295 members — last activity May 25, 2017 06:17AM
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I have not yet found anywhere on GoodReads for people to post their booklists! (Listopia doesn't count as they are not personal lists, but community o ...more
35402 Loosed in Translation — 385 members — last activity Feb 03, 2018 11:58PM
Are you interested in world literature, and works in translation? Come here for recommendations, resources, links, advice on who the best translator o ...more
40475 The Extra Cool Group! (of people Michael is experimenting on) — 158 members — last activity Aug 27, 2013 12:21PM
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