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Literary Fashion, Fashionable Lit.

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What’s fertile in a wound? Why dwell in one? Wounds promise authenticity and profundity, beauty and singularity, desirability. They summon sympathy. They bleed enough light to write by. They yield scars full of stories and slights that become rallying cries. They break upon the fuming fruits of damaged engines and dust these engines with color. And yet—​beyond and beneath their fruits—​they still hurt. The boons of a wound never get rid of it; they just bloom from it. It’s perilous to think of them as chosen. Perhaps a better phrase to use is wound appeal, which is to say: the ways a wound can seduce, how it promises what it rarely gives. My friend Harriet put it like this: “Pain that gets performed is still pain.”
Leslie Jamison, "The Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain" 

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lastnightsreading:

Gary Shteyngart at NYU, 4/17/14


This is interesting because we talked a lot about that concept of “plot” last night in my fiction class. Can fiction be “literary” if it’s got a great plot? 

lastnightsreading:

Gary Shteyngart at NYU, 4/17/14

This is interesting because we talked a lot about that concept of “plot” last night in my fiction class. Can fiction be “literary” if it’s got a great plot? 

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thefluffingtonpost:

Local Dog Is Unimpressed With Wine Selection
Einar, a 3-year-old French Bulldog who recently moved from Norway to Brooklyn, NY, has so far been unimpressed with the wine selection at local restaurants.
"He heard New York was a foodie town," said friend Kilian Meyer. "He was excited to sample the local fare."
But so far, said Meyer, the dog hasn’t been thrilled by what he’s found. 
"The food has been to his liking, I think," he said, "but the wine pairings have been awful. I mean, yesterday he ordered a can of beef and peas Pedigree and the sommelier paired it with a Riesling. Seriously? Everyone know you need a full-bodied red for that."
Via einarthefrenchie.

thefluffingtonpost:

Local Dog Is Unimpressed With Wine Selection

Einar, a 3-year-old French Bulldog who recently moved from Norway to Brooklyn, NY, has so far been unimpressed with the wine selection at local restaurants.

"He heard New York was a foodie town," said friend Kilian Meyer. "He was excited to sample the local fare."

But so far, said Meyer, the dog hasn’t been thrilled by what he’s found. 

"The food has been to his liking, I think," he said, "but the wine pairings have been awful. I mean, yesterday he ordered a can of beef and peas Pedigree and the sommelier paired it with a Riesling. Seriously? Everyone know you need a full-bodied red for that."

Via einarthefrenchie.

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“The irony is, I *love* lighthouses and travel to see them and love books and films set in them. Maybe my main issue with this book was just that it wasn’t lighthouse-y enough.”

onestarbookreview:

“The irony is, I *love* lighthouses and travel to see them and love books and films set in them. Maybe my main issue with this book was just that it wasn’t lighthouse-y enough.”