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A predestinação e o show de marionetes

Deus não é um garoto brincando de queimar formigas com luz solar refletida em uma lupa. Deus não é um idoso sentando sobre o banco de uma praça jogando xadrez e eliminando os peões. 623 altre parole

Opinião, Crítica E Reflexão

Book recommendation: "Palomar" by Italo Calvino

I read this book when I was around 12 and I felt it matched my thoughts so exactly that it was almost scary. I have kept re-reading it, partly because I still like it a lot, and partly because it makes me remember the first time I read it. 171 altre parole

Books

Bookstore Quotes and Memories

Loving bookstores and libraries is a trait I inherited from my parents (and theirs) and probably share with many readers of this blog.

Sad to say they are a dwindling breed in D.C. 396 altre parole

Books

Calvino's American Cities

The Venetian traveller Marco Polo sits with Kublai Khan, who realizes his empire, like himself, is fading. Khan searches for a pattern in Polo’s recollections of cities travelled to and cities to come. 273 altre parole

Prior Affairs

Post-It Note Poetry 2018

It’s almost that time of year again*.

This February sees the return of Post-It Note Poetry (PINP) for the 6th year. Yes, this will be the sixth time I will have dedicated myself to writing very small pieces of poetry (of dubious quality) on post-it notes, or created poems of an equivalent size in honour of the original dare I had with Adam Byatt – to commit to writing a month of bad poetry on post-it notes. 340 altre parole

Micro Poetry