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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2540 on: October 22, 2020, 02:09:20 pm »
Powerful, maybe.  Uncontrollable, that's debatable.

If you can't control the drive, you can control your actions.

The current crisis is making people do weird things, at least as I understand.

I wonder if he drinks?
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2541 on: October 22, 2020, 10:05:30 pm »
The October 26th issue arrived today. I can't believe I'm, like, a month behind in reading them.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2542 on: October 23, 2020, 08:19:39 pm »
If you can't control the drive, you can control your actions.

The current crisis is making people do weird things, at least as I understand.

I wonder if he drinks?


I was going to say, "he's a reporter, isn't he?" but that's stereotyping. I was also going to say, "Is the bear catholic?"  :laugh:
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2543 on: October 26, 2020, 10:36:43 pm »
I read the Jane Austen article (Oct. 5). I guess only the Bible has had more things written about it than Jane Austen.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2544 on: October 27, 2020, 12:43:46 pm »
I thought Sherlock Holmes was second to the Bible, but I may be wrong.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2545 on: October 27, 2020, 04:36:39 pm »
Well, both Jane and Sherlock have a pretty broad fan base, with societies and meetings and stuff like that.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2546 on: November 04, 2020, 06:53:32 pm »
I read the George Saunders fiction "Ghoul" in the latest issue. Usually, I like his work but I'm not in the mood for dystopian apocalyptic fiction these days, thank you.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2547 on: November 04, 2020, 09:32:23 pm »
I'm not in the mood for dystopian apocalyptic fiction these days, thank you.

And if you were, just pick up any newspaper!  :(

I usually love GS. What I like about GS's DAF is that his he scenarios are so bizarre in their own individual ways that I can momentarily escape the bizarre scenarios of RL (again, I haven't read Ghoul, so that one may be different). And yet they're so eerily familiar in dialogue and social customs and so on! He takes RL and twists it just a bit.

I'll read it and report back.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2548 on: November 05, 2020, 11:08:34 am »
Yes, I think this one would fit in that category. Very apt description!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2549 on: November 06, 2020, 12:29:02 am »
Seriously, I can't believe I've fallen a month behind in my magazines. The political articles will all be moot in a day or two.

Meanwhile, I'm sure I found a typo  :o  in Adam Gopnik's short article on James Beard (Oct. 12). On page 69 there is a statement that Beard's cookbook American Cookery "'is a kind of secret record of twentieth-century gay migration to cities from across the county and beyond its shores.'"

If they just crossed the county, they didn't go very far.
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