I read Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics for Roof Beam Reader's TBR challenge. That's my third!
Reading a review of the new collected letters of Hugh Kenner and Guy Davenport sent me off to reread Davenport's translation of the poems of Archilochos (with an introduction by Hugh Kenner).
I guess I'm late to the party on this one, but that's OK, it was still quite a party. Very entertaining.
Googling for images shows that there are lots of cool covers for the book, but this is the one the library sent me...
Aphorisms by the Scottish poet and musician. With a collection of aphorisms one expects only to like some. But I had hoped for a higher percentage of hits. Still there are some good ones:
"'Not reaching one's full potential' need be no disaster, speaking as a failed mass murderer..."
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I'm nearly finished with R. K. Narayan's The Painter of Signs (very good!). In it Raman, the painter of signs, falls in love with the practical, medically-minded Daisy. (Daisy runs the local population control clinic in Indira Gandhi's India.) That got me thinking about Penelope Fitzgerald's The Gate of Angels in which Fred Fairly falls in love with a practical, medically-minded Daisy. (His Daisy is in training to be a nurse.) Both men are kind of hapless ditherers. I think Narayan's ending will be quite different from Fitzgerald's, but anything that brings Penelope Fitzgerald to mind can't be bad....
|It's all about a girl named Daisy, almost drives me crazy|
Sunday Salon seems to require Saturday baking. Madame de Stael had servants to provide her interlocutors with petit fours, I assume. Around here it's me. But what's a salon without a piece of pecan pie:
|I wanna see stars!|
How is it with you?