Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bloom, Yet Once More

Friend, I had an epiphany this morning, and I urgently need to share it with you. It’s about Bloody Bloom (should we start code-naming him the Scarlet Pimpernel?). I finally figured why I can’t stand the man. Bloom answers the … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics and distractions

I will begin be begging pardon for the pun that is soon to follow. Pardoned only by the pun, I think you’ll find. As a proposition it is unfair, and not just that, it is incorrect (The cardigan-clad philosophers that haunt these … Continue reading

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Just a Quick Link, Dear

Dearerst D, I fear I was a bit severe with you in my last letter – here’s a quick follow up: Jessa Crispin over at Bookslut writes about the woes of youth. Yours et cetera, R

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Notes on the Notes from the Editor

My Dear! I fear you have brought me to the point of the exclamation marks! And I quote: “But do you think we are qualified to have our opinion matter in this? Are we not too old? Too set in … Continue reading

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Notes from the editor

Dearest Rose I do apologize for the delay. It was brought about by a truly staggering number of midterm papers. ”But how did you get stuck with them?” I hear you asking, as well you might. The woman in charge … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

Madam, If today were a day half a century ago, I would, at this very point in time, be writing a letter to the Times. In said letter I would address the sad deterioration of something or other that is … Continue reading

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The Chronicles

Oh Dear I wonder whether you ever engaged in that peculiar parlour game “Humiliation”. David Lodge describes it in one of his awfully funny novels set in academia. The game is this: you have to mention a book that you … Continue reading

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