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Notes on Reading the Iliad While Watching Game of Thrones

You settle in to the couch and feel pleasantly cultured, with a copy of Lattimore’s translation in one hand and the full cast of Britain’s Next Top Model in front of … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Gaudy’s Reading: Week of July 4

We thought we’d take a day to make a list (in the spirit of Sontag) of what we’re reading this week. Great Literature, Works of Whimsy Jonathan Franzen, Freedom (Hannah) – Two years … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blessed Assurance: Death Comes to Pemberley as Relief

After the terrible and tragic week in Boston sports, I needed something about which I could get excited. That something quickly became the upcoming BBC miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gaudy Interview: Ethan Rutherford

Ethan Rutherford’s fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and The Best American Short Stories. Born in Seattle, he now lives in Minneapolis with his wife and … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Gaudy Interview: Mason Currey

Mason Currey is the author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013), an intriguing study of the daily routines practiced by artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, poets, and others. His … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Conversation With: The Cocktail Party Trap

In Conversation With is our new series responding to pieces in national media. Today we’re taking a look at Ian Crouch’s The Curse of Reading and Forgetting in The New … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Conversation With: Dante, Dan Brown, and the Paradox of Familiarity

In Conversation With is our new series where we reflect and respond to pieces in national media. This week, we’re looking at Joan Acocella’s essay “What the Hell?” a consideration of … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Pride and Prejudice!

Hello, world! We’ve been absolutely terrible bloggers, it’s true. But we’re back to kick of the greatest week in the last hundred years: yes, it’s Jane Austen week here at … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

If Katherine Hepburn Ran the Zoo

“I actually think he’s the new Spencer Tracy,” said Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin was describing Jeff Daniels, who had been called “the new Cary Grant.” I approved the reference, being quite … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

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