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What The Hell Did I Read This Year?

Posted in Books, Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/21/2011 by alex c

To tell you the truth, Brandt, I don't remember most of it.

Selected books, chapbooks and journals that I read in 2011 that I’m not going to rank which is to say they were a pleasure to nominate:

Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture Lisa Robertson

Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon

Doubt: A History Jennifer Michael Hecht

The Trees The Trees Heather Christle

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“All very well to talk about having a monster by the tail. . .”

Posted in interesting things that caught my attention, random, the universe will wreck you with tags , , , , , on 08/03/2011 by alex c

“Go ahead, capitalize the T on technology, deify it if it’ll make you feel less responsible—but it puts you in with the neutered, brother, in with the eunuchs keeping the harem of our stolen Earth for the numb and joyless hardons of human sultans, human elite with no right at all to be where they are—”

—Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow