Monthly Archives: February 2013

Transfiguration

by Brazilian artist Socrates Magno Torres

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Winter Scenes

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Standing with Josipovici: “The Story of a Moment”

“Britain’s First Book Blogger” (see link to the right) wrote about this little book and made me think I’d like to read it. There were intimations of the standing metaphor in his account and I thought I’d check them out. An … Continue reading

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Politics in the Hospice

My mother is recovering from a broken hip in a rehabilitation center in American Fork, Utah. I visited her late yesterday afternoon before going to a Utah Valley party for the ACLU of Utah. Do you like the ACLU? I … Continue reading

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Standing with Stifter

Nerves jangling, uneasy for several days, unable to concentrate on my writing, I turn to the Austrian Adalbert Stifter’s 1867 historical novel, rumored to be the most boring book ever written. This should slow me down, I thought, this ought … Continue reading

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Barbed-Wire Fence

Working this week on an article called “Literary Barbed Wire: Stretching and Cutting Fence from ‘The Connecticut Yankee’ to ‘Brokeback Mountain.’” With my mind focused on the late-nineteenth-century “invention,” I wasn’t surprised when I came upon this fence in snowy … Continue reading

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Wild Rides and Wildflowers

Sample Cover for the Book

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Advertising By Association

My friend Chuck was reading the post about translators with Peter Handke at the Austrian Embassy in Paris. He got to the end and found this advertisement for “Christian” Liberty University. Why had the ad appeared in this post? Evidently … Continue reading

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Winter Scenes, Utah Valley

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