I’ll get my events list going again, one day. Probably have to get fired from my current job first.
I noticed that no one blogged Zagajewski’s reading in Chicago last week. Shame on you. Yes, you there at the keyboard.
I read this unmistakeably Bellovian sentence in Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland tonight: “He found the ordinary run of dealings between people boring and insufficiently advantageous to him at the deep level of strategy at which he liked to operate.”
Netherland’s quite good, I think.
I recently learned that I was a native of the pays d’en haut, otherwise known as “the lands beyond Huronia.” How exotic.
I loved Martin Riker’s interview with Jean-Philippe Toussaint in the Fall issue of the Quarterly Conversation. Particularly his answer to the question, “What is the role of the artist in society?”