Nightstand I

  It’s not really a nightstand, it’s a vintage child’s chair, but it’s usually stacked with books. This week (from bottom to top): Homeport Collections wholesale catalog. Why is this still here? Never mind. Michael Wood. The Road to Delphi: The life and afterlife of oracles. What do we know and how do we know […]

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A case for leisurely literature

Immediately after finishing the Tale of Genji, I read Egil’s Saga. Both take place at roughly the same time (circa 1000 C.E.), and were composed not much later (about a century) and in similar forms (verses embedded in prose narrative); both feature large casts roaming about unfamiliar and long-vanished cultures and landscapes; both stories span […]

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