Me and my old men

Living in liminality

It’s easier to find comfort in the stories of elderly people who isolate themselves far from their own reality, who talk to cats and hole themselves up to write their next epic novel. 
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Lost in translation

Living in liminality

As I approach a translated work, I am often conflicted about whether I am introducing myself to the text with the arrogance of ignorance.
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The paradox of performance

Cutting Room Floor

This is a confession. I perform everyday, in the sense that I act unlike who I think I am in order to assure myself that I’m not alone. And I don’t know if I’ll ever stop performing, whether I should or shouldn’t be, and whether there’s such a thing as
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It’s lit with Lindsay: A tale for the time being

December-January Haul: “You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake” — Anna Moschovakis “The Same-Different” — Hannah Sanghee Park “The Nature of Mathematics” — Max Black “Aerial 10” — Lyn Hejinian “A Tale for the Time Being” — Ruth Ozeki Near the end of December, in the middle of belatedly
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‘Wind/Pinball’ offers lucid, expansive look at life

Today a household name on both sides of the Pacific, Japanese literary giant Haruki Murakami launched his smooth ascent to global renown with two novels — “Hear the Wind Sing” and “Pinball, 1973” — written on a whim. In an introduction to “Wind/Pinball,” Knopf’s new English translation of his first
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