Reading a collection of interviews with Allen Ginsberg, edited by Michael Schumacher, to be published by the University of Minnesota Press in Spring, 2016, I came across one entry in which Ginsberg describes asking Norman Mailer and William S. Burroughs, who were … Continue reading
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This appeared in today’s book news from Liberty Hardy: Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso Manguso’s beautiful third book (the other two are also excellent), this time about her desire to keep a diary detailing every single thing … Continue reading
From today’s A.Word.A.Day: “solicitude” derives from the Latin word for whole (sollus). To be complete, one must care.
Looking for a favorite story of mine, Philip Graham’s “I Dreamt About You Last Night,” from his collection The Art of the Knock, I found this interview Graham did in 2013 for Fiction Writers Review, with a writer I wasn’t … Continue reading
One leads, but both carry . . . The Indo-European root of “opprobrium” (from Latin opprobrium (reproach), from ob- (against) + probrum (infamy, reproach)) bher– (to carry) is also the root of bear, birth, barrow, burden, fertile, transfer, offer, suffer, … Continue reading