Tag: literature

Succinct

I’ve been tackling a book: From Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik. The author is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and his award winning work is eloquent to say the least. The memoir of his years living in Paris is explorative; he dives into the country’s culture and appropriately weaves in and compares nuggets of…

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Separately Combined

Pardon the interruption. It’s the long, silent interruption. It’s the unnecessary and sometimes questionable silence. For comparison: This is the type of the silence experienced when out to dinner with someone, and the other is not talking. Without having an idea what on what to say, the best response is shrugging shoulders. You, the reader, are the one asking questions while I idly…

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Real Terror

There were literally no words after walking out of the theatre post-The VVitch or (The Witch) — not for a few minutes, at least. There was a desire for “quiet time” or some activity to take the mind off of what was just experienced. With this film, it’s safe to say there has been a noticeable shift in horror…

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Coming to an Agreement?

The first book I bought to “stream” through the Kindle — a lovely gift, and I’m happy to report my coming to terms with the present (otherwise still resisting, putting up a fight) — was The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book, published in 1997, advocates personal freedom from the limitations we have created, sometimes unknowingly and…

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Referencing ‘Love Stories’

There is a great divide between books and magazines. Novels, poems, plays all create these worlds that are based off reality, but lavishly designed to move, frighten, generate laughs, and make us swoon. Magazines, well, they do the same thing. The affection is a tad bit different, however, and we are often times swooning and…

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