Monthly Archives: July 2010

Quote Time 8

I am closed around the picture I see; I enclose my own picture, as well, bent over and folded like a flower, contemplating loneliness. Many-petaled like a flower, containing infinite worlds within worlds, and each a picture of myself, bent … Continue reading

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On Fantasy

I’m a fairly regular reader of Carnal Nation in that I’m aware of new and exciting articles that are posted there, and today I noticed an article that I have things to say about. The article posits that there are … Continue reading

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Quote Time 7

We’re all—especially those of us who are educated and have read a lot and have watched TV critically—in a very self-conscious and sort of worldly and sophisticated time, but also a time when we seem terribly afraid of other people’s … Continue reading

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On Planetary

Planetary is the greatest work of comic literature ever produced. That might not be true, but I do believe that it’s at least in the top five. There’s something visceral about it that I can’t really wrap my head around. … Continue reading

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Quote Time 6

As Stephan Schindler shows, 18th century German literary debates gave rise to later divisions between “high” and “low” literature, their labeling as “useful” versus “entertaining,” and the gendering of their readers as male versus female. These divisions paved the way … Continue reading

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Quote Time 5

Since in your historical works it’s never entirely clear whether we lost the war because we championed an unjust cause or because the combined effect of our propoganda, tanks, and police beatings was unable to turn it into a just … Continue reading

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