I have just finished listening to this work of fiction on this, Valentine’s Day, a light snow starting then stopping, a teaser we’re told, for the main event to come later today: I am in an oddish mood. O’Farrell says in an author’s note at the end of the book that its genesis was her
Author: Teri Rife
I saw Brian Dillon talk about his new book on a virtual book tour and got excited about reading it. As Dillon has come across sentences over the years that he admires and can’t let go, he has written them down in the back of whichever notebook he happened to be using at the time.
This “darkly comic fable about the unintended consequences of our quest to tame the natural world” was published in 2015. $17 for 49 5×7 pages is a little pricey, no? It is charmingly illustrated with line drawings by Chelsea Cardinal, though. FOX 8, gud pal of FOX 7 and follower of the Grate Leeder FOX
Since I never seem to get around to writing about what I’ve been reading, book by book, I thought I’d just put three books in one basket. Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine by Kevin Wilson is a collection of short stories and it is most like the books I usually read, though I can’t at
Lovers of the book, lovers of art, please enjoy the conjunction in this pdf from the Library of Congress Magazine January/February 2021 issue: https://www.loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2021_0102.pdf Do consider signing up with the Library of Congress, too. It’s a happening place!
I just came across a piece in The New Yorker about this exhibition at Participant Inc.–both a work of art and a curatorial project. “…Berger shares the lives of others. In this case, the subject are six people who have found life-altering connections beyond the you-complete-me clichés of romance, including the autistic philosopher Mark Utter,
A play from The Old Vic in Bristol on the subject of Marc and Bella Chagall. Really good. You can find performance options at this link: https://bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/flying-lovers-of-vitebsk , some on-demand for a limited period of time.
This group is going to present a digital production of “Meet Me in St. Louis” but before that, on December 1 at 7:00 PM EST, one-time only, there is this opportunity, which I have grabbed: Irish Repertory Theatre is proud to present a reading of Plaguey Hill, a new work by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, read by Tony
This afternoon I watched a matinee performance from the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC, “On Beckett/In Screen” conceived and performed by Bill Irwin. It is a masterclass in Beckett performance. There are more performances, if you’re interested. You can find the information here: https://irishrep.org/ 75 minutes of Beckett and Beckett commentary. Just right.
I mentioned in my post about Optic Nerve that I was reading this book as well for the Meadows Museum’s new book club. I finished it weeks ago but I wanted to wait to talk about it until after the book club discussion, which took place two nights ago. The books were chosen by one