Category Archives: literature

Blood Meridian: Some Quotes

224:”…the bull had planted its feet and lifted the animal rider and all clear off the ground…” Image source: “Six versions of Blood Meridian” I’ve been reading and re-reading Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian most of the Summer, and I don’t think … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: 21 Great Stories

The Summer of Love has been sporadic since I’m giving most of my love off the internet this Summer. That noted, I wanted to follow-up my post about Frederick Wiseman’s High School with something a little less “SCHOOL IS DEATH!!!” … Continue reading

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“My mother is a fish”

As I Lay Dying is one of those insane novels that is absolutely essential for anyone who was wondering why William Faulkner is  still the man. Vardaman’s exclamation “My mother is a fish” is traced so deeply into the hard … Continue reading

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Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls

I’ve been burning through books during my vacation, which I’m finding a welcome alternative when I kinda unplug—although I’m not really unplugged, just kinda—and I am in the middle of Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls which is absolutely hysterical. The biographical … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor on Southern literature and the grostesque

I started watching John Huston’s adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood (1979) for the first time, and I actually stopped half-way through. And while I am a huge fan of Harry Dean Stanton, and I dug Brad Dourif in this … Continue reading

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