Monthly Archives: October 2010

Celebrating gentleness

I’ve just finished reading Marina Lewycka’s We Are All Made of Glue. Interesting for a few reasons; Kevin’s reading the Man Booker Prize winner at the moment and Lewycka was asked to comment (for R4’s Front Row I think) on … Continue reading

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Thought on Looking into Schneepart

I say “thought” because thinking about poems as dense and as stripped as Paul Celan’s is something you need to do over time. Impressionistic ideas are useless, because the poetry isn’t meant to work like that.  It’s supposed to give … Continue reading

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Afternoon All

In search of a generally new approach to life I’ve decided to start a new blog on WordPress. This is, at last, being written under my real name.  The hope is that I will do with this what I tried … Continue reading

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