Scholarly excerpts concerning (possibly) alternate historical figures that failed, for various reasons, to make history. …Emulating the prose of 17th century men of leisure, the author’s narratives can in fact be considered more stereotypically “masculine” than that of her male contemporaries, most notably in her focus upon the politics of the day. And yet, […]Read more "XX: Extant Documents"
When Nick Flynn posted on Facebook that his father had passed away on Sunday, I realized that I’ve never really written much about how much his memoir about the two of them had really influenced my own writing and my own life. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City is Nick Flynn’s memoir about his complicated […]Read more "A Complicated Mourning"