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The Books: Aspects of the Novel: ‘Prophecy,’ by E.M. Forster

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Aspects of the Novel, a series of lectures by … Continue reading

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The Books: Aspects of the Novel: ‘People,’ by E.M. Forster

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Aspects of the Novel, a series of lectures by … Continue reading

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The Books: Aspects of the Novel: ‘Introductory,’ by E.M. Forster

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Aspects of the Novel, a series of lectures by … Continue reading

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The Shark-Infested Custard, by Charles Willeford

Jump suits, as leisure wear, have been around for several years, but it’s only been the last couple of years that men have worn them on the street, or away from home or the beach. There’s a reason. They are … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (Tom Wolfe)

Unbelievably, Bonfire of the Vanities is my last book on my adult fiction shelf. I have been working on “this shelf” since April 9, 2007 – when I started off with Hitchhiker’s Guide. April 9, 2007! What – am I … Continue reading

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The Books: “Lighthousekeeping” (Jeanette Winterson)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Lighthousekeeping, by Jeanette Winterson. After about a decade of reading books by Winterson that were a bit of a yawn, I tore through Lighthousekeeping like a crazy person. I read it WAY too fast … … Continue reading

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The Books: “Tanglewreck” (Jeanette Winterson)

Actually, this book is a book for kids – but in the interest of keeping an “author together” – I have shelved it with Winterson’s adult books. So: Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Tanglewreck, by Jeanette Winterson. This is Jeanette … Continue reading

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The Books: “Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles” (Jeanette Winterson)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles, by Jeanette Winterson. Part of the ongoing Myths Series from Random House (which I adore) – Winterson takes on the myth of Atlas and Heracles. I mentioned in … Continue reading

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The Books: “The PowerBook’ (Jeanette Winterson)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The PowerBook, by Jeanette Winterson. Ali is the narrator of The PowerBook. She is a storyteller. She sells her services online to tell stories for others. Any story you want. It can star you … … Continue reading

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The Books: “The World and Other Places” – ‘Turn of the World’ (Jeanette Winterson)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The World and Other Places: Stories, by Jeanette Winterson – a short story collection. Excerpt from the story ‘Turn of the World’. The kind of writing and imagination on display in this story is my … Continue reading

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