Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Mortal Bard

Immortality is one of those words bandied about endlessly in the discussion of literature, despite the fact that we are so inundated with writing these days that you might think we would know better, especially given our meme-driven culture. Ahh, say certain folk, though we might live in an era of ephemera, there still exists […]

Narrative Jealousies

The other night, the wife said to me, “Sometimes, I find myself tempted to utter the words, ‘I wish something exciting would happen soon,’ but I’d like to make sure I’m not in an Agatha Christie novel first.” Of course, the thing about fiction is narrative arcs are fairly slim compared to our own lives. […]