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Andre Gerard’s Alpine Gamble

Andre Gerard’s Alpine Gamble

Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence...

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FIRE ISLAND

FIRE ISLAND

O’Hara’s death has become something of an urban legend...

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Fevered Cabin

Fevered Cabin

Two men are dead in a cabin on the side of a mountain — how did they die?

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Amy Glynn: Ketamine Redwoods

Amy Glynn: Ketamine Redwoods

A redwood can live forever...

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George Reiner on Christian Hawkey

George Reiner on Christian Hawkey

sift developed from a translation of the Moroccan philosopher Abdessalam Benabdelali...

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Ken Taylor: game on

Ken Taylor: game on

hockey pucks are frozen prior to each game...

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The Story of the Three Bears by Samuel Jay Keyser

The Story of the Three Bears by Samuel Jay Keyser

Goldilocks is chock-full of threes...

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Put it in the books!

Put it in the books!

The outfielders adept at prose. At third base and first, essayists. At shortstop and second base, poets...

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Paul Vacca: How to be an Incipit?

Paul Vacca: How to be an Incipit?

Unleashed on social networks, the first sentence becomes a sign of recognition, a knowing wink, a cabalistic sign between insiders...

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Swallowed Dolphins

Swallowed Dolphins

Are the dolphins somehow a metaphor for our condition as humans, believing that we are free so long as we remain oblivious to the restrictions within which we operate?

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Surfing, Jazz, Beats

Surfing, Jazz, Beats

The writing temperament comes to light as a condition of being. If there was a point, it was learning to read...

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Eamonn Wall on Philip Casey

Eamonn Wall on Philip Casey

Philip was a great friend of mine. I loved him like a brother and miss him dearly. My collection of his work is not only a personal treasure...

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‘Mastery of conscience depicts an aptitude for chance’

‘Mastery of conscience depicts an aptitude for chance’

One muses on tactile fabrics as over leaves...

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Douglas Penick on Pierre-Albert Jourdan

Douglas Penick on Pierre-Albert Jourdan

I never knew Pierre-Albert Jourdan, but he was the first person ever to publish my work...

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Arnold Bennett: Who Buys Books?

Arnold Bennett: Who Buys Books?

I want some book-buyers to come forward and at any rate state that they have bought a book, with some account of the adventure...

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Upward Jim

Upward Jim

For all the efforts of the egalitarian left to deny it, the ability to get on, get by (or sometimes only stay put) remains a vital part of the average human experience...

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Paul Vacca: Unexpected Umberto Eco

Paul Vacca: Unexpected Umberto Eco

Books always give us something different than expected...

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Maybe Lion King not shown in Barrow?

Maybe Lion King not shown in Barrow?

A few years after The Waste Land appeared, Torquemada pioneered the cryptic crossword...

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Trigger Warning: Trauma

Trigger Warning: Trauma

The trauma plot flattens, distorts, reduces character to symptom, and, in turn, instructs and insists upon its moral authority. The solace of its simplicity comes at no little cost...

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