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Against Book Recommendations

This month on the Ark Review, taking inspiration from Mark Grief’s recent book “Against Everything”, we are going to try and write against everything. Collectively though, and one subject at a time. So really more like  Against ________. As in, fill in the ________. STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS! For God’s sake! this… Keep Reading

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Pure Pleasure: My Cohen Crush

I want to share my first time with you. A wooden bench in St. James Park, London. June 14th 2013. A sunny day, ducks in the pond and that sweet smell of summer, and then ahh. Pure pleasure. Because this happened: Let me repeat that for you: You came to me this morning And you handled… Keep Reading

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Good News: The Book Lives!

“If religion is an answer, if political ideology is an answer, then literature is an inquiry; great literature, by asking extraordinary questions, opens new doors in our minds.” (Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands, 1990). Okay, this is going to sound like I’m 80 years old. For the record, I’m not! But when I first started working… Keep Reading

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