Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Regarding Susan Sontag”: Fatuous Artsy Voyeurism

I’m still trying to recover from my disappointment with the new documentary film Regarding Susan Sontag (2014). I eagerly anticipated a film in which I would learn about Sontag’s professional and personal life; about her books, her role as public … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poetry: Sylvia Plath, “The Applicant”

“The Applicant”    by Sylvia Plath First, are you our sort of a person? Do you wear A glass eye, false teeth or a crutch, A brace or a hook, Rubber breasts or a rubber crotch, Stitches to she something’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poetry: Tomas Tranströmer, “The Indoors is Endless”

Robin Fulton translation from Swedish from poetryfoundation.org “The Indoors is Endless” Tomas Tranströmer It’s spring in 1827, Beethoven hoists his death-mask and sails off. The grindstones are turning in Europe’s windmills. The wild geese are flying northwards. Here is the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poetry: Anne Carson, excerpt from “The Glass Essay”

From “The Glass Essay” (poetryfoundation.org) THREE Three silent women at the kitchen table. My mother’s kitchen is dark and small but out the window there is the moor, paralyzed with ice. It extends as far as the eye can see … Continue reading

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