Category Archives: literature

Unbearable insignificance?

Just finished the latest Milan Kundera novel, The Festival of Insignificance. So I found, appropriately enough, a Flickr photo titled This insignificance is unbearable. flickr photo shared by kainet under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license Here, I am … Continue reading

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Mapping a Novel

I just finished reading a nice book, a noir first from a relatively unknown new French author with an English name, Julia Deck. Book title is Viviane Élisabeth Fauville (in english, it’s Viviane) and it’s a “beautiful” story of the … Continue reading

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What It Really Means to Be a Cultured Person

Some time ago, Open Culture published an account of the famed collection of the supposed “greatest” books on which to construct a cultured education. It originated at Harvard in 1909: Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at … Continue reading

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#ds106radio: Poetry, Death of Open Web, some Tunes

Brian Lamb has posted a recording of our awesome radio show of Saturday (March 5, 2011) with himself, GNA DrGarcía and myself. OMG, was it fun! Thanks to GNA and Brian for the opportunity, I really enjoyed it and weren’t … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina

Image via Wikipedia The following quote from Anna Karenina illustrates quite well one of the commonest vices of current well-spoken and well-educated dandy people who inhabit our petite bourgeoisie. Stepan Arkadyevitch took in and read a liberal paper, not an … Continue reading

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