Monthly Archives: August 2012

Infernal Translation of the Inferno

After finishing Borges: A Life and having a few weeks between my summer class and the start of the new semester I picked up Dante’s Inferno. I have other classics that I’ve meant to read, The Faerie Queene, but after the comparisons Williamson drew between Borges’ work and Dante’s I had to at least read part of the Divine Comedy. You might […]

Monday News Day II

Sorry for the delay in getting this posted. I’d re-title it, but I don’t like Tuesday Newsday. It sounds too cutesy, like a bad pun. Below you’ll find a link to some interesting articles. Some are genuine stories about books, some are just good articles on literary things. Happy readings. My favorite article from the […]

What Is A Book? Part 2 – The Answer

For part 1 of this question click here (but then come back). If you ask my friends they’ll tell you that I’m always able to talk about books. Not just authors, stories, classics, or pop-lit trash, but really almost anything about books. However trying to answer the question: What is a book? Has proven challenging. […]

Monday: News Day I

This will begin a regular column, I hope, containing interesting book related news that I’ve read. Most of the news will come from the last week, but might be slightly older. Publisher’s Weekly recently posted a list of what two book critics/editors consider the 10 most difficult books. Click on the link and see how many […]

Borges: A Life

When most people think about Jorge Luis Borges one word typically comes to mind: who? Tragically this isn’t a joke. I know if it weren’t for a short story class during college I probably would never have heard of him either. No matter how many books I’ve read or author’s biographies I’ve read I can […]

Reading Habits

Every time a meet someone one of the first things I want to know is what book they’re reading, or how much they read, or what they read, or why, and you get the picture. I have learned not to ask any of these questions. I realize most “educated” people like to think they’re readers […]

What reader hasn’t dreamed of this.