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Words, Words, Words

A catalog of my comments and thoughts on books, reading, and writing as well as anything I come across that seems interesting. I used to sell other people's words at an independent bookstore but now I hope to get by on selling my own.

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reviewed: 'The Idiot' by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Now that I’ve reached the end of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot (this edition translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokho...
The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
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May 2017
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reviewed: A Man for Our Time
Could Seymour Krim make a comeback? Could a little-known holdover from the beat generation, a writer who died nearly 30 years...
Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim - Mark    Cohen, Seymour Krim
May 2017
15
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"I am finished with myself, with my sacrifices and my pity, with what chains me. I am going to make a new beginning. I want pa..."
Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932) - Anaïs Nin
reviewed: "Henry and June" by Anaïs Nin
I've spent months with the writings of Anaïs Nin collected in this book, reading much as she might have written them, at nigh...
Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932) - Anaïs Nin
May 2017
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"But a certain dullness of mind, it seems, is almost a necessary quality, if not of every active man, at least of every seriou..."
The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
May 2017
05
reviewed: "The Situation and the Story," by Vivian Gornick
Vivian Gornick's book on the art of essay writing was bound to get good marks from me, if only for its extensive drawing of e...
The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative - Vivian Gornick
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March 2017
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reviewed: Lincoln in the Bardo - by George Saunders
It would seem convenient, career-wise, for George Saunders to have found a novel in him after the success of Tenth of Decembe...
Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders