Clipped and Controlled: BYU Fantasies

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 Yesterday a friend, a long-time member of the BYU faculty, emailed me about my Dwelling in the Promised Land as a Stranger: “I want to tell you how much your book resonated with my experience at BYU. . . . Your … Continue reading

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Zwiegespräch (Dialogue / Conversation)

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Zwiegespräch (Dialogue / Conversation) Bibliothek Suhrkamp, 2022 Peter Handke’s new book is an invitation to a conversation between two old friends, two old fools. An  invitation because I too, old fool that I am, find myself involved in the conversation from the … Continue reading

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TV Review of “Book on Friendship” — Mr. Fiery and Mr. Worthless, Authors

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Review by Jasmina Vrbavac A section of the Belgrade TV program “Cultural Center,” 20 April 2022 https://www.rts.rs/page/tv/sr/story/21/rts-2/4781905/kulturni-centar.html The section about our Book of Friendship begins at 18:06. Besides or behind or with the generous and illuminating review, a fascinating set of animations … Continue reading

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Book of Friendship

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Aleksa Đukanović“RESURRECTION” OF THE SENTIMENTAL NOVEL(Book of Friendship, Žarko Radaković / Scott Abbott, Laguna 2022.) Review in Belgrade’s daily newspaper POLITIKA Translation by the well-known wizard: google translate A book about friendship: a joint prose achievement written in two voices … Continue reading

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Testosteronies

Dear Dr. Rushforth, You don’t know me, but I have knowledge of you because I read your book Wild Rides & Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes. I don’t read many books but I thought that a book with Wild and … Continue reading

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Dwelling in the Promised Land as a Russian

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This week, World Literature Today posted a transcript of a conversation with Russian/American Julia Nemirovskaya and the translator of her poetry Boris Drakyuk. Julia is my former colleague at BYU and my friend. José Vergara introduces the two poets (interviewed … Continue reading

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We imagined ourselves into a beloved community

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Thinking this morning about Cecilia Konchar Farr and our years (too few of them) together at BYU. After she and Tracy moved on to Minnesota and Saint Catherine University, she published a wonderful book about Oprah’s Book Club, another book … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality? UVU President Says NO

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Chapter 15 of Dwelling in the Promised Land as a Stranger shifts the focus from practices and policies at BYU to Utah Valley University. BYU isn’t the only Utah Valley institution with troubles related to Mormon disrespect for non-heterosexuals. In … Continue reading

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The “We’re Not a Parade” Parade

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From the Salt Lake Tribune this morning: A year after rainbow ‘Y’ lighting, BYU cracks down on protests The school has limited access on Y Mountain, and it also asked LGBTQ students handing out pins Friday to leave campus The … Continue reading

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Book about Friendship in Belgrade

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Yesterday in Belgrade’s Politika, an interview with Žarko about our book on Friendship and his new book with David Albahari about Photography. Thanks to Dragan Aleksic for passing it on. An approximate translation by Google Translate: Interview: ŽARKO RADAKOVIĆ, writer and … Continue reading

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