Tag Archives: Jorge Luis Borges

Are We Overanalyzing Trump?

Monday My son gave me a tough-love talk about my writing at a wedding reception this past Saturday afternoon. We were in Iowa together for my wife’s nephew and Darien took a few moments to express doubts about book he is helping me self-publish. While he is a big supporter of the blog, he worries […]

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Lit vs. Fabricated Reality

What are serious authors to do when they care confronted with fabricated realities? Author Kakutani reflects on life under Trumpism.

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Trump Crimes in Plain Sight (Poe, Borges)

To understand how Trump can commit crimes in plain sight, read Poe and Borges.

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Don’t Shoot the Truth Tellers

Should we tell the truth if it undermines a social movement? Borges sets up the question, Jonathan Capehart, looking at the Ferguson shooting, provides an answer.

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Krauss’ Book about Imaginary Books

Books that describe imaginary books seem to offer us special portals to magical worlds.

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Should Canadians Root for the Canucks?

One would think Canadians would be rooting for Vancouver over Boston in this year’s NHL finals. But as Canadian author Michael McKinley sees it, “Vancouver isn’t really Canada because you can’t skate outside.” By this rationale, Boston is more Canadian than Vancouver.

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Coach James Caldwell, English Major

Colts Coach James Caldwell  It appears that football will continue to occupy this website until the actual playing of the Super Bowl ends our annual week of collective hysteria and allows us to move on to other subjects. (Of course, as a Colts fan I am more hysterical this year than others.) Today I’m going […]

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