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José Saramago and the Reconstruction of Novel as an Inner Monologue

José Saramago and the Reconstruction of Novel as an Inner Monologue

After having weathered the post-modernist deconstructionist storm of the last fifty years, I think the novel format has found its reconstructionist master in the person of José de Sousa Saramago (pronounced Sa-ra-ma-YU in Portugese), the late Portugese writer who won the [Read More]

Why You Should Love Christopher Moore

Why You Should Love Christopher Moore

I recently broke down and bought “Fool,” a new book by Christopher Moore. I’m just getting started, but so far it is hilarious. It is a retelling of “King Lear” from the perspective of Pockets, the court jester. Of course it is told in a way that only Christopher [Read More]

How Much Do Novelists Make? (Part 3 of 3)

How Much Do Novelists Make? (Part 3 of 3)

(Novelist Norman Mailer during his salad days. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.) Have you heard about the Justine Larbalestier Survey? Justine Larbalestier, a novelist from Down Under, conducted his own informal survey and asked his 18 "fellow Aussies, folks from the UK, [Read More]

How Much Do Novelists Make? (Part 2 of 3)

How Much Do Novelists Make? (Part 2 of 3)

(Best-selling author Dan Brown. Courtesy of Wikipedia.) Let's continue our empirical investigation into novelists' income with the League of Utah Writers (LUW) 2004 Survey. The results of a survey that the League of Utah Writers conducted in 2004 with 234 writers [Read More]

How Much Do Novelists Make? (Part 1 of 3)

How Much Do Novelists Make? (Part 1 of 3)

(JK Rowling. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.) Novelists are among the worst paid writers. Yes, the Steven Kings, Dan Browns, and JK Rowlings of this world get paid extremely well. Actually, Rowling is said to be on her way up to become the first writer in human history poised [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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