In the first place, I hate actors. They never act like people. They just think they do. Some of the good ones do, in a very slight way, but not in a way… Continue reading
TONY WILSON: “Welcome to the Wheel of Fortune. There it is, the wheel that, throughout the centuries, has been used as a symbol for the vicissitudes of life. Boethius himself, in his great… Continue reading
Emma Becciu, a devoted and erudite reader of Dante (in the original), has responded to my first Dante post in typically brilliant fashion, here.
I will favor the details of the ballet in its modern versions. -Joan Acocella, “Love’s True Kiss: Maleficent’s Complex Sexual Politics” What’s Wrong With The New Yorker? -Joseph Kugelmass, blog post title Somebody at The… Continue reading
Dear readers, Hello! It’s wonderful to have so many new followers and visitors, thanks to the link on “Freshly Pressed.” I do try to answer your comments, so keep writing in. If you’re… Continue reading
(Note: all the posts that I mention below are linked here.) The only real people are the people who never existed, and if a novelist is base enough to go to life for… Continue reading
Dear readers, Some of you already know Nicholas Bourbaki; he has appeared, often in my company, on this very blog. There’s no rhyme or reason to his appearances, of course. He will show up,… Continue reading