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I love this review of Johnson's Anniversaries. It's very good at describing the book, gives a sense of the achievement as well as it's potential flaws, and does this with a good level of precision. It matches a lot of my reading of it.

https://4columns.org/scribner-charity/anniversaries

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 13 August 2023 21:49 (three months ago) link

xp - is edgelord lit like William Burroughs/the Beats?

xyzzzz__, Monday, 14 August 2023 10:11 (three months ago) link

nah yknow I mean this is now a v dated reference but ny tyrant types, of whom there are a good handful

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 14 August 2023 10:42 (three months ago) link

wild western canon still includes blood meridian

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Monday, 14 August 2023 11:15 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

The Alvaro Mutis is all time.

May the memory of Edith Grossman be a blessing! What a dear professor, and an incredible titan in world literature. Her translations provided terrifying and melancholic worlds. pic.twitter.com/ZCbfYHMCui

— Zach Issenberg (@ZIssenberg) September 4, 2023

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 08:11 (two months ago) link


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