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So.... curious, having come back here and read the Spicer bit, and your "see, fun?" remark after, are you saying the croissant excerpt from Roubaud was not fun? Because I found myself with a big, goofy smile when I was reading it. Or, was it checking it out from the stacks and flipping through it that it seemed to you not-so-fun? With respect to your reply to my comment, it's funny, because it wasn't until I found that it was ok to write about the failure of writing (which, I guess to me isn't arid thinking about thinking about writing about writing, etc, but touches on vital issues with deep implications), that it seemed I might be able to write at all.... (and maybe that there might be something suspect about a regular novel?)
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2009 on Autoblogography at BLCKDGRD
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I hear what you're saying, but the book is totally fun to read. I'm not saying there aren't, how do the French say, longeurs, but.... it's not really thinking about thinking about thinking; it's about someone refusing to move forward in the face of an awful loss, unable to make the necessary choices, etc... not that I'm trying to convince you, just sayin'.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2009 on Autoblogography at BLCKDGRD
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I like the new color. Funny, the other night I was reading the opening of Women and Men, trying to decide whether to sell it, unread, having already discarded, coincidentally, Lookout Cartridge, unread, and Smuggler's Bible, read but unloved. So far it survives.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2008 on Into the Into at BLCKDGRD
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I liked The Origin of the Brunists, though it was his most conventional, I gather. Damn, I just took John's Wife back to The Book Thing here in Baltimore, unread (along with a couple of Berger's, actually, also unread--kept Killing Time though... have been trying to clean myself out of books I don't expect to read).
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2008 on Autoblogography at BLCKDGRD
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Check. I remember feeling very weary of The Public Burning the closer I got to the end of it...
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2008 on Autoblogography at BLCKDGRD
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Why the Coover image? Corpse? Confused?
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2008 on Autoblogography at BLCKDGRD
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I really liked their debut ep, but since then, I just do not get all the TV on the Radio hype... is the new one that good?
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2008 on Catacombs at BLCKDGRD
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George Will is so painful. Not only an awful writer, but imagine the mind that can write this: "The court probably would dismay reactionary liberals by reversing that decision on the ground that the world has changed vastly, pertinently and for the better." Dick.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2008 on More Fracking Metablegging? at BLCKDGRD
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I figured, but thought it was worth saying anyway... on Zizek himself, I've never read any of his books, but his various op-eds and articles have not thrilled me. But I have a hard time dismissing him outright, if only because too many I respect in blogland have use for his work.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2008 on Blegfluenza at BLCKDGRD
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Zizek may or may not be a fraud, but Adam Kirsch and The New Republic are hardly reliable.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2008 on Blegfluenza at BLCKDGRD
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Hm... first part of my comment got eaten; copy and paste problem I guess. I was saying that I'd heard Fleet Foxes were like Animal Collective in some way, so I was interested, but they're not, not at all. And I'm not interested. Okkervil River have never appealed, and the other band is completely unknown to me (what is the gimmick?). And the first part of the existing sentence in that comment is: "I only have two 2008 releases...." etc
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2008 releases (Matmos: pretty cool; Mtn Goats: only inessential Goats album of this decade), and there are a few I want to pick up, like Juana Molina, David Grubbs, Christine Fellows (tho' that may have been last year), and the like... occasionally I feel that twinge, but it's amazing how little I care anymore. I rather like it.
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