Thursday, March 12, 2020

Politics again, sorry. Also, I'm sorry for saying "fuck" and variations thereof so many times.

In retrospect, it's the most predictable thing in the world that the Democratic Party would coalesce around Joe Biden. I don't think there's much currency in blaming some shadowy "establishment;" obviously, Biden did have institutional help, but the voters voted for him all by themselves, so here we are.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

John Barth, The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (1991)

I'd had this book sitting around for a long time: I obtained a copy of it years ago back in grad school when some professor was retiring and giving away the books in their office. I'd been wanting to read it, not least because of a glowing review in the Washington Post by the great Angela Carter--it must've been one of the last things she wrote, published just two weeks before her extremely untimely death. Anyway, I just got around to it.
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