I didn't know you could sing too! But hey, where's your chin
rest! You'll be great at our jams and meet a lot of other folks to
sing and play with.
Thanks Mo! I'm looking forward to the February jam.
Thanks for telling me about all this. I can see this keeps you
Hi Bruce, glad you came by!
I found your blog via Edge of the West, which I read regularly. I
was intrigued by your comments there, because you are smart and
funny, and because I am also from Modesto. (Modesto, California,
that is.) Your blog is great! I'm happy I found it.
Thanks, Rosmar! Glad you came by. Do you still live in Modesto? I
moved away many years ago but some of my family members (parents,
aunt and uncle, grandmother) live there.
Nope, I don't live there anymore. I moved to the Bay Area
(Oakland, more specifically) to go to graduate school at UC
Berkeley, and then 3 years ago got a job teaching in North
Carolina, which is where I am now. But all of my family still lives
in Modesto (or nearby, like Riverbank or Turlock).
heyy i was testing hacks and saw this hole so I suggest you fix it =)
I dropped by while looking for some bibliography on Orhan Pamuk and I found the most thorough one. Thank you very much!
You have a very interesting blog indeed. I'm afraid mine is only an Italian-speaking one, but I'm linking yours anyway.
Happy New Year, by the way!
Thanks, Marina, happy New Year to you! This year I am trying to learn Spanish, maybe next year I'll have a go at Italian!
I just discovered your site yesterday (Bells of Rhymney). What a pleasure to "hear" people discussing books. I live in Southern California, so such talk is a treat for me. Since you're reading the "His Dark Materials," trilogy, go back to Milton. I just finished the edition of Paradise Lost for which Pullman wrote the commentary. Brilliant. What a ripping good yarn. God bless, M.
Glad to see you around, Maggie! Interesting -- I was just reading a note about how His Dark Materials is written with reference to Milton. Maybe I'll take a look at that soon; though I doubt whether Sylvia would be interested in it...
Nice, may the light be with you
This is a good blog, find it very useful since I am currently preparing a thesis on English literature using My Name is Red. I have a question I'd like you to give opinion on: What do you think if I use the qualifications of "style & signature", "time", and "blindness & memory" as some kind of variables in order to determine the conflict within the book, seen from Butterfly, Stork, and Olive's point of view?
I'll soon start posting a blog, but until then, you can let me know your opinion on the question above to an e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for the respond.
Hi Handy, sure, that seems like a good approach -- each of the illuminators certainly has a distinct voice and style. I don't remember noticing a difference in their approaches to time, blindness, and memory, but if you notice such a difference it would absolutely make a good basis for analyzing the novel.
Great Page, dude!
I found it, while i was searching for Novalis-Stuff.
Great project with the translation!
Best wishes from Germany
Vielen Dank, Benni!
Hey, TMK, I finally found your blog. I left a msg. on that live journal site, because I was not sure, if it was you. You are not on TGW as much. Well, I'm glad I get to read your blog now.
Hi Nat, glad you found it!
Tu pagina es muy interesante, pienso mantener mi atención en ella!
saludos desde México
I love it! I was hoping you can help me on my assignment. I am studying "The Black Book", and I'm kind of having trouble with figuring out exactly what the plot and theme of the story is. . .if you can help me with this, I would really really really appreciate it. Thanks.
Hi Mechelle, well take a look at my posts on that book -- I hope you will find them useful. Good luck with the assignment!
I did, and they are helping me alot, but I'm still unsure about the theme and plot.
Hi, i have the honored to send you this message, let me introduce myself first. My name is Janar( It’s 贾娜尔 in chinese),i am a colleage studend from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China~~ My major is comparative literature and world literature. I was attractted by Orhan Pamuk’s novel , and i decided to do some researches to him and his novel~~
By the way, i’m a kazak^^, and i focus on the clash of civilization in Orhan Pamuk’s novel, coz i have experience on this kinds of feeling.
I like to read ur blog, so i screwe up my courage to contact u~~ i hope we can mail each other and talk about the Orhan Pamuk’s novel~~
I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks Janar, it is good to hear from you.
I stumbeled across your blog while looking up "who put the benzedrine in mrs. murphy's ovaltine" Roumer has it it's based on a true story Mrs Murphy being a landlady of a boarding house used by musicians. Anyhow that led me here and sometime later I find I'm still leafing trough your museings and enjoying it. So I just thought I should say Thanks from the west of Ireland.
Hi Fran, thanks for the note! Whereabouts in western Ireland? I spent a little time around County Clare several years back, would go back there in a heartbeat.
We're in Leitrim not far from Carrick on Shannon. Music up here is mainly Irish Trad but we have a couple of great Bluegrass/Blues/old timey sessions I think you'd enjoy .
Nice -- I remember going to an Irish traditional festival in Lisdoonvarna that was a lot of fun.
nicely done, jeremy... i enjoyed it :)
I admire & appreciate your work.. very serious, very educative.. thanx very much for the invitation
Hi Samira and Tony, glad to have you around!
Picked up on your web site via Facebook, and am not surprised to see that you too are a fan of Kerouac, I read and reread his stuff all the time, except for "the Town and The Country" which I still haven't made it through. I love the rhythm of spontaneous associations and language riffs.
Cool site, man
Thanks, Ronnie -- nice to see you around here.
Hi, do you know that, i'v just typed http://readin.com to check for domain available or not just for testing and found your page, 'n liked it.
Thanks, glad you like it.
How have I not seen this page before? Oh well... You were better read than I when you came to my humble attempt at a high school English class 29 years ago... Brilliant work, as always... Though your fiddle is a delightful oddity...
Hi Padre, nice to see you. Sort of a vanity press for myself...
Your blog feels like home, like the blogs I knew before it all got so slick. Like disk jockeys before syndicated radio. Thanks for stopping by my site yesterday.
Are you often on the Potomac? I live within a mile of it, myself.
Gosh, thanks! I'm flattered.
I live in NJ, occasionally make it down to DC.
I was looking for information about the Jessica Lange movie referred to in "Elizabeth Costello," and thanks to your post on the chapter, I found out what movie it was.
I've got a lot of post about Coetzee on my blog, and I'm currently teaching a seminar on "Elizabeth Costello" and it sources: Kafka's "Report to an Academy" and "Before the Law"; Tutuola's "Palm-Wine Drinkard"; Nagel's "What is it like to be a bat?"; the Rilke and Hughes poems discussed in chapter 4; Swift's "Modest Propoal"; West's "Very Rich Hours of Count von Stauffenberg" (of course); the Robert Duncan and Susan Mitchell poems referred to in chapter 7; the Hofmannsthal source for the postscript. I'm even having a colleague who is a "Ulysses" expert come in to talk about the connection to Molly Bloom. Anyway, thanks for the info about the Lange movie! (Which sounds terrible, actually; I watched the trailer and it looks really bad!)
A friend's essay quoted Borges (copulation and mirrors) which brought me to Tlön from where I had to look up Quevedian, the word search of which pops you up at Google and provides a detailed, nuanced and coherent dialogue on Browne and Borges, enriching my day. Thank you!
Hey, Jeremy! Procrastination got the best of me and I was looking for an English translation of the story we were supposed to read for my Spanish lit class (El Mono Que Quiso Ser Escritor Satírico), and I stumbled upon your site. I love it here (on the site), so I thought I'd let you know! :)
Well thanks very much! Glad you found it and that you are liking it. I have not been posting as much lately but I hope there is plenty in the archives to read.
Came across your site while searching for chords to Chad Mitchell Trio for "Tell Old Bill".
I'm glad I found the site.
Glad you did too. enjoy!
Excellent! thanks so much.
Hello! Congratulation for your website. I just wanted to share with you that I succesfully found out which painting Saramago is talking about in Chapter 1 of The Gospel. It's an incision by Albrecht Dürer, you can follow this link to see it.
I spent half an hour looking for it and you can't imagine how excited I was to find it just by writing some random keywords such as incision sun moon.
Maybe you can update your post so other English-speaking people can find the answer. I couldn't find it myself on English websites.
Thanks Tommaso -- I updated the original post.