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April 19, 2015
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Readerly Quirks: Introduction

Welcome to a new intermittent series of posts on the topic of Readerly Quirks. What do I mean by ‘readerly quirk’? Well, anything about someone’s approach to reading – book choices, reading practices, bookish preferences – that is quirky and … Continue reading

April 16, 2015
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Quote: The Extremely Obscure Palinode

A fascinating little footnote from a recent read: ‘Western culture has another mechanism for admitting mistakes, but its extreme obscurity only underscores the point that such devices are woefully rare. In poetry, there is an entire form, the palinode, dedicated … Continue reading