Andrew Seal has written a thoughtful and articulate rejoinder to Elif Batuman’s recent piece on ‘Creative Writing’ in the LRB.
Here’s a new song I wrote yesterday – one for the cold Autumn nights!
See Part I and Part II. Proust’s Aesthetic Theory Except, of course, that it cannot. To think the event and… Read more Proust and Derrida: Part III – Proust’s Aesthetic Theory
(For Part I, see here) Cliché What on earth does all this have to do with clichés? To answer this… Read more Proust and Derrida: Part II
In a conversation between Tom McCarthy and Lee Rourke, published in today’s Guardian, and brought to my attention by Steve… Read more Cliché: Proust and Derrida
Elif Batuman has a wonderful essay in the new LRB. Superficially, it’s a review of Mark McGurl’s The Programme Era:… Read more Elif Batuman in the LRB
A character in a Howard Jacobson novel somewhere remarks of Ted Hughes that he ‘couldn’t take one more fucking poem… Read more (Not) On Josipovici
My first ever official book review has just been published over at The Quarterly Conversation. It’s a review of a… Read more Review: Pietro Grossi, Fists