Hello friends, This the last READ.LOOK.THINK. for a bit. READ. “…people turn away from us and refuse to engage. But we react differently to being froze…
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Dear friends, Here is a new edition of RLT, still experimenting with how to lay it out. Thank you for the feedback on the last one. READ. The most spec…
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Hello, I’m doing this edition a little sooner, slightly more slapdash than usual, and here on “Substack.” I hope it works out, and that you enjoy it! T…
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READ: “Suddenly I heard Virginia’s voice calling to me from the sitting room window: ‘Hitler is making a speech.’ I shouted back, ‘I shan’t come. I’m p…
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READ: “In the following months, the author invited me to attend his various lectures and readings around town. I heard him talk about the idea of the p…
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“The result of the referendum was a transfer of angry feelings from many leavers, those who had been economically and socially squeezed, to remainers. …
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READ: How to kill your envy. | The nadir: a second birth story / “It feels like we are going into this alone, but I don’t mind, because I don’t need th…
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READ: The last Swiss finishing school. | No Makeup, by Sharon Olds. | No one wants to hear the truth. | Meaghan Daum’s affair with the intellectual dar…
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This interview with Viv Albertine from punk band The Slits made me immediately buy her two books. Both are great but To Throw Away Unopened is some kin…
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READ: Japan’s Rent-a-Family industry. | Obviously I will watch it but I’m worried about how the Patrick Melrose novels will translate on TV. (How Edwar…
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READ: How do we write now? | “[Penelope] Fitzgerald was fifty-eight when her first book was published. Her whole life, she was just as smart, just as c…
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READ: “Faced with a woman’s story, we’re overtaken with the swift taxonomic impulse an amateur astronomer feels on spotting Sirius: “There it is!” he s…
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