The dead alive and busy.

Apr 012013

We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.

Mar 272013

Code is poetry, which says nothing about code, but poetry is also code, which says a lot about poetry.

Mar 132013

Reading an author’s work for his life is like digging up a garden for manure.

Jan 082013

It takes half a lifetime to learn to read slowly.

Dec 272012

In hell you are forced to reread continuously all the books you loved when you were twenty.

Dec 122012

The reliable narrator is a literary convention.

Nov 272012

Asking a native to recommend a translation is like asking a local to recommend a hotel.