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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

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

Some Notes on the Acquisition of Books at the Library

The evening (it must be evening, for that is when the sense of book starvation is most acute) is now twilight. You leave the house in a light sweater and … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

What We’re Reading

“Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life,” says Stephen King in On Writing. Here at Gaudy, we celebrate the reader and the writer and that means celebrating reading twice. I think. … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Food for thought

A brief note: I wrote this during the great thesis debacle of 2011, which, ironically enough, focused on visual consumption and cultural identity. The only way I could string together … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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