Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wildflowers, Wildgrasses, Wildskies

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He was exhausted, he told me, after five hours on the houseboat on the Sava River: food and wine and laughter and Mladen’s huge head and big ears and broad gestures and Zarko’s solicitous translations and Sophie suddenly winced at her back pain and … Continue reading

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TSING, by David Albahari

In the tradition of Peter Handke’s Wunschloses Unglück / A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, which is quoted at one point, David Albahari’s Tsing (a novel? a failed biography of his dead father? a set of meditations about writing and memory and loss?) thinks about … Continue reading

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Not Good Enough for UVU: Scott Carrier

For six years now, when Ira Glass introduces a new piece by Scott Carrier for NPR’s “This American Life,” he mentions that Carrier is a professor of communications at Utah Valley University and adds “GO WOLVERINES!” Now that UVU has … Continue reading

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Snežana / Snow White

He sat in a cafe named Snow White, he said, just a block up from the Laguna Publishing House, where Zarko and David Albahari were speaking with their editor about the last details for their book about music. He ordered … Continue reading

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