Monthly Archives: May 2015


Me gusta el blog de este tipo – que es un tipo fresco!


Aníbal Zazo Rodiles se levanta un poco más tarde de lo habitual este sábado 23 de mayo de 2015. Sabe que la noche anterior quizá se hubiese tomado un par de Seagram’s con cola más de la cuenta, pero le da igual, hoy tiene lugar el primero de los tres acontecimientos importantes que se van a producir en su vida este fin de semana, el Festival de Eurovisión, y es feliz. Ha quedado con sus dos amigos del alma (bueno, para ser exactos, sus dos únicos amigos, Rubén y Milio) para verlo esta noche en su casa. Ya tiene todo preparado, bebida, comida, la App de Eurovisión descargada en su iPhone 6. Se siente esperanzado, siente que Edurne va a hacer algo muy grande 00 eDURNEpor España, que, ¡que hostias!, es la novia de David De Gea, ese porterazo que pertenece al Manchester United, pero que en breve estará defendiendo el…

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Women Who Buy Sex

An interesting project…

The @JoBakerWriter Public Event

A good day…

English Postgraduates

What a great event. Some wonderful questions, and dialogue between Dr Simon Marsden and Dr Jo Baker (@JoBakerWriter), and engaging readings of Jo’s texts. What a pleasure to be a part of it. Thanks to all PGs at Liverpool, and to all the supervisors and anyone else who turned up – especially @BlackwellLiv for bringing a selection of Jo’s books for sale.


L to R: Matthew, Jo, and Grace

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New Post: Coleridge and Godwin: A Literary Friendship

Another interesting piece from the folks at READ…

Pamela Clemit

Pamela Clemit has published a piece on Coleridge and Godwin on the Wordsworth Trust Blog. It concentrates on their friendship from the winter of 1799 onwards, and draws on their correspondence, marginalia, and manuscript notes.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, by George Dance, 1804 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, by George Dance, 1804

Godwin declared: ‘I feel myself a purer, a simpler, a more unreserved & natural being in your company than in that of almost any human creature.’ Coleridge attributed this to his ‘own ebullient Unreservedness’ and ‘the circumstance, that my affections are interested deeply in my opinions’…. Though they drifted apart in later years, each left a permanent imprint on the mind and the writings of the other.

Read the full piece at the Wordsworth Trust Blog.

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Thank goodness for Google Translate, as I do not know Spanish, just as bercianlangran does not know French, according to this post…


Esta noche no puedo dormir. Doy media vuelta sobre mí mismo y te observo pasivo desde la oscuridad; acaricio tu pelo rizado antes de incorporarme y salir a tientas de la habitación. Llego hasta el salón y me siento en el sofá. Enciendo la tele y luego un cigarrillo. Una actriz francesa parece querer hablar conmigo. No le daré ese gusto, por dos razones; una, que no sé francés; la segunda, y definitiva, que no me apetece hablar con nadie en esta noche aciaga de sueño. Me acurruco contra el cojín teñido de rojo, el que nos impregna de esa extraña sabiduría que nos obliga a malvivir sin odio, y trasciendo sin yo quererlo al mundo de los pensamientos más profundos, aquellos que no nos dejan dormir; aquellos que nos convierten en seres racionalmente impulsivos y libertarios. Empieza la lucha entre el sueño, que avanza irremisiblemente hacia la frontera de…

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Race to the Bottom

Reblogged primarily because it raises awareness about homelessness in the U.S. In recent years, homelessness is becoming ever more visible as a problem for many people, and not only in the U.S., but in the U.K. also. Those in politics, ‘power,’ and those living on anything above $150,000 (£100,000) should be ashamed.

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OpEdWe are truly a nation to be reckoned with, if you are worried about your position at the bottom of the pile, the bottom of the world ranking in nearly all relevant areas; the United States is working hard to grab the title. We are international bullies, we stand up and are counted policing the world to do what we say not what we do. Our leaders condone torture; in fact, they are proud of their participation or at least their tactic approval of the torture of other human beings. Our nation enters wars, costing tens of thousands of lives, killing heads of state and civilians alike for no good reason but we want the natural resources of that nation, we want to destabilize that region, we want to break the world.

We spend billions, sometimes trillions of dollars in nations other than our own. Nations that do not need…

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Girlhood Memories from Mary McCarthy

Looks like a good read…

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

I loved this book! I absolutely loved it. Yes, it was a collection of essays about author Mary McCarthy’s childhood that at times were written intellectually, but it had the charm and flourish of her creative voice. After each chapter, she included a commentary chapter, explaining how much of the essay was true and how much of it she had fabricated or compiled with other memories. She tested the boundaries of creative non-fiction through these analyses of her own writing, and helped us to see more about the facts of her young life and who her family members were, rather than leaving us with the stark and vivid descriptions through the stories. To me, this dual account of each memory, can be described by my favorite line from the book: “the trap of adult life, in which you are held, wriggling, powerless to act because you can see both sides”…

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