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Consider the Lobster and Other Essays


9780349119526

Abacus, 2007. 344 pages.

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p.151
luxated »
dislocated
p.57
bathos »
(noun) a literary term coined by Alexander Pope...
p.54
anomie »
lack of the usual social or ethical standards i...
p.53
satyriasis »
uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a man
p.62
edifying »
(verb) build / (verb) establish / (verb) to ins...
p.51
when a solipsist dies
[...] When a solipsist dies, after all, everyth...
p.64
our endless and impossible journey toward home
[...] It’s not that students don’t “get” Kafka’...
p.238
nothing left but sales and salesman
[...] The fact of the matter is that if you’re ...
p.227
transcend our own selfishness
[...] But the real interests that drove these g...
p.188
how good it feels to believe him
[...] Why do these crowds from Detroit to Charl...

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Big Red Son

investigative journalism piece for Premiere magazine in 1998 about the AVN Awards (i.e., for pornographic movies). Originally published under a pseudonym.

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Big Red Son

investigative journalism piece for Premiere magazine in 1998 about the AVN Awards (i.e., for pornographic movies). Originally published under a pseudonym.

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51

Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think
Re John Updike's Toward the End of Time

about John Updike's tendency to write protagonists who are all the same sort of guy and really just reflections of himself, and how sometimes Updike has moments where he's able to write really great prose but lately it's all been the same narcissistic crap

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51

Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think
Re John Updike's Toward the End of Time

about John Updike's tendency to write protagonists who are all the same sort of guy and really just reflections of himself, and how sometimes Updike has moments where he's able to write really great prose but lately it's all been the same narcissistic crap

3 / 1
60

Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed

From a speech given in March at "Metamorphosis: A New Kafka," a symposium for celebrating a new translation of The Castle. 1999. loved this one.

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60

Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed

From a speech given in March at "Metamorphosis: A New Kafka," a symposium for celebrating a new translation of The Castle. 1999. loved this one.

2 / 1
66

Authority and American Usage
or, "Politics and the English Language" is Redundant

in praise of Bryan A. Gardner's A Dictionary of Modern American Usage and his masterful blend of the prescriptivist and descriptivist. so good

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66

Authority and American Usage
or, "Politics and the English Language" is Redundant

in praise of Bryan A. Gardner's A Dictionary of Modern American Usage and his masterful blend of the prescriptivist and descriptivist. so good

3 / 1
128

The View from Mrs. Thompson's

about 9/11 as experienced from DFW's community in Bloomington, Illinois

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128

The View from Mrs. Thompson's

about 9/11 as experienced from DFW's community in Bloomington, Illinois

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141

How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart

about the horribly written (ghost-written) sports memoir by tennis player Tracy Austin (Beyond Center Court: My Story), and what it tells us about the choice top athletes must make between their athletic prowess and their intellect

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141

How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart

about the horribly written (ghost-written) sports memoir by tennis player Tracy Austin (Beyond Center Court: My Story), and what it tells us about the choice top athletes must make between their athletic prowess and their intellect

1 / 0
156

Up, Simba
Seven Days on the Trail of an Anticandidate

an investigative journalism piece for Rolling Stone in 1999 in which he trailed John McCain's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination (which of course he lost to Bush Jr). very long and very good

1 / 6
156

Up, Simba
Seven Days on the Trail of an Anticandidate

an investigative journalism piece for Rolling Stone in 1999 in which he trailed John McCain's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination (which of course he lost to Bush Jr). very long and very good

1 / 6
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Consider the Lobster

an investigative journalism piece about the Maine Lobster Festival held every July that turns into a metaphysical inquiry into the ethics of boiling creatures alive so we can eat them

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Consider the Lobster

an investigative journalism piece about the Maine Lobster Festival held every July that turns into a metaphysical inquiry into the ethics of boiling creatures alive so we can eat them

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255

Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky

a review of a five-volume study of Dostoyevsky's life and times and writing, written by Comparative Lit professor at Princeton Joseph Frank. interspersed with agonising metaphysical questions within asterisks that aren't explained until later on in the text (and only as an aside on p271). loved this one

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255

Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky

a review of a five-volume study of Dostoyevsky's life and times and writing, written by Comparative Lit professor at Princeton Joseph Frank. interspersed with agonising metaphysical questions within asterisks that aren't explained until later on in the text (and only as an aside on p271). loved this one

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275

Host

this was a massive bitch to read because of the crazy footnote scheme. about John Ziegler, a sort of former Rush Limbaugh figure (radio personality in Southern California). makes some good points about the political landscape at the time (points that are still relevant today) but it was hard to enjoy this piece that much just because of the format.

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Host

this was a massive bitch to read because of the crazy footnote scheme. about John Ziegler, a sort of former Rush Limbaugh figure (radio personality in Southern California). makes some good points about the political landscape at the time (points that are still relevant today) but it was hard to enjoy this piece that much just because of the format.

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