Blog Archive » One man’s meat is another man’s Poisson (GRAVITY’S RAINBOW)
Tuesday I sat down with other people to discuss literary theory (which, remember, is not critical theory) with one of our more prominent professors. I agreed a lot with what he had to say--and even more with the jovial way he said it, with genuine seriousness appended as he focused on describing how using literary theory feels. I share some of my notes here, however, because regardless of agreement they offer at least another perspective on what to do with literary theory--or rather, what it's good for--at this stage in the game. He began by saying that the age where you had to be either for or against theory has completely passed (and this, I'll just say, is certainly true: it might be the case elsewhere that people are trying to breathe life into theory, but we're here all more focused on what you do with it now that it's over, or how you restructure things around a new and more interesting situation). Surely no one has to do it. Working notes: Notes on what literary theory does
Simpsons at the Gates by Keith Gessen Intimations of the Coming Barbarism Untitled Document
Lempriere's Dictionary: Amazon.co.uk: Lawrence Norfolk Book Description Publication Date: 2 July 1992 As the seventeenth century opens, a band of venturers forms the Honourable Company of Merchants trading from England to the East Indies. In France, the siege of La Rochelle ends with the massacre of thirty thousand men, women and children. Almost two centuries later, in 1788, John Lemprière published his classical dictionary. This much is fact.
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40, Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov lives with his wife Véra in the Montreux Palace Hotel in Montreux, Switzerland, a resort city on Lake Geneva which was a favorite of Russian aristocrats of the last century. They dwell in a connected series of hotel rooms that, like their houses and apartments in the United States, seem impermanent, places of exile. Their rooms include one used for visits by their son Dmitri, and another, the chambre de debarras, where various items are deposited—Turkish and Japanese editions of Lolita, other books, sporting equipment, an American flag.
By Ariel Dorfman In the ninth year of my exile, one sullen day in the winter of 1982, the phone rang in our house in Bethesda, Maryland. When I heard the voice on the other end of the line, I tried to control my panic. I had learned by then that whenever anyone called me or my wife, Angélica, from my forbidden country, Chile, then in the throes of General Pinochet's dictatorship, it had to be bad news. The worst moment of each call was, paradoxically, before I got the alarming news about death or disappearance or torture. My Lost Library - The Chronicle Review
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20 Best Websites To Download Free E-Books, Part II Few months earlier, we showed readers some 20 best websites to download free Ebooks and had been receiving a lot of feedbacks from readers together with their personal favourite. We thought that’s great and really appreciate each and every single plug. Thus it got us back into work again. After revising the previous post, and gone through each and every single of the suggested sites, here’s 20 Best Websites To Download Free E-Books, Part II.
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