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notes march 30th part 2

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notes march 30th

I reached out to a friend because I couldn’t remember if she’d given or lent me Sarah Kofman’s The Enigma of Women, which I finally got around to reading. She replied “yes, that was me!” …basing his work on statements … Continue reading

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march 13

“And finally they curse the sea which has put on the earth such evil and harsh children.”– Girolamo Benzoni, Historia del Mondo Nuovo, 1565. Saw a talk Mary Nyquist gave where she talked about going back to when the idea … Continue reading

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notes january 27 – 31

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notes january 17 – 26

It’s a bit like emigrating that way: the choice to leave rarely feels free, but choices we make about inhabiting new landscapes (or changed bodies) demand an imagination. Or, since sex is the subject here, what about how our society’s … Continue reading

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notes january 13-14

I spend the whole weekend watching Bette Davis movies, outside of a very arduous walk to get eggs, milk and tea. I live on the other side of the tracks from where I almost always need to go, and with … Continue reading

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notes january 06 – 16

Literary history and the present are dark with silences: the years-long silences of acknowledged greats; the ceasing to publish after one work appears; the hidden silences; the never coming to book form at all. I’ve already gotten out of the … Continue reading

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