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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

Essays

Reading as resonance

How much can be said about what cannot be explained? Resonance: Something in a book corresponds with something in me, and vice versa. Though I immediately know what I mean, this insight crumbles as I try to communicate it. One way to explain resonance would be to try to identify the aspects of the book that I resonated with, e.g. language, composition,… 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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