The bibliography that won’t go away

An ever expanding list of literature that keeps getting referenced in most stuff I read. Which means I should have read them and loved them. The later is infinitely harder by the way.

Benjamin, Walter (1969), “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (full text) Gibson, William (1986), Neuromancer, Voyager, London Haraway, . . . →

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The Island of Dr. Moreau, colonialism and all that jazz

The Island of Dr Moreau (1977) - Don Taylor

It’s quite satisfying when things that you have learned/ read come to combine with new things in the future and create something coherent in your head (sometimes something completely incoherent too).

I did mention the other day that I am taking . . . →

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That scary bloke, E.A. Poe

Poe!

Fine, I don’t watch horror. I also don’t read horror.

In fact, the people who read and watch horror would probably laugh at the mention of Edgar Alan Poe since I imagine there have been a number of “improvements” since he unleashed his pretty little twisted imagination upon the . . . →

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Borges | bending reality

Jorge Luis Borges 1951, by Grete Stern

Jorge Luis Borges 1951, by Grete Stern on Wikipedia (click for entry)

A few years ago, my friend Stefanos showed me a book by Borges, his well known Ficciones. I trust Stefanos’ taste . . . →

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Cessation of activities

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Apparently the word holiday comes from holy and day. (Middle English holidai, holy day and Old English halig daeg). So there you have it. A day that is not normal, it is holy, it is a celebration, a commemoration.

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We really REALLY need to talk about Kevin

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It annoys me that I rarely find books as indescribable as “We need to talk about Kevin” by Lionel Shrivel. I read a lot and when I say a lot let me describe it like this: I have two full bookcases at home, . . . →

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Accusing the Author I say kill the bastard!

I am a liberal. No shame in that, I just thought I should make it clear before I write this post.

There is ample talk in the Greek Blogosphere at the moment about whether Tolkien was a fascist. I find the discussion stupid to say the least. Tolkien could be whatever he wants – it . . . →

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The desiring body

I am cornered. (I started with the intention of writing “I am concerned” but my fingers typed “cornered” and it sounds just about right.)

I am contemplating the desiring body and I need to use two examples. I am between Middlesex (Eugenides) and The Well of Loneliness (Radclyffe Hall) OR Wings of Desire (Wenders) and . . . →

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