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Francisc Nona
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Writer, reader, blogger, and some other things in between
Writer, reader, blogger, and some other things in between

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The artist of corporeal excesses, Fernando Botero is a fascinating artist, who found his unique ways of expression pretty early in his career and has been sticking to them for decades.

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Those who are interested in my online wanderings (since I haven't shown up very much on Google lately), I've started a Facebook page along with my friend Morteza. We're reviewing ideas rather than books. We read so as to find what's interesting, note-worthy, exceptional. The latest post, based on Ben Marcus's Preface to his 2015 anthology of American short stories, talks about the magic of fiction. Please read this, as well as other posts. I think they're interesting. Tell us if I'm wrong. Or simply Like us if you'd like to keep updated. https://www.facebook.com/notes/intersection/drugs-get-flushed-from-our-systems-but-not-the-best-stories/892869864162824

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I like beginnings, but calendars are especially appealing. Life suddenly makes sense.
Happy Lunar New Year!
Many Wishes for Much Success in the Year of the Monkey!
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I think we're blessed to be so impotent in the face of texts. So good to know there are bits that we miss, meanings that we overlook!

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Muriel Barbery performs an act of elegance: she criticizes the modern world by bringing her characters to the enviable condition of geniuses. Arising from domestic settings, these characters impress because they're simple but also because they're very, very intelligent.

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I like the way Guadalupe Nettel plays with the notion of autobiography. With a technique not uncommon among Latin-American writers, she smuggles into the story of her life an imaginary character, who forces the reader to make distinctions otherwise unnecessary in a straightforward memoir.

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There are moments when instead of writing I read. In other words, I procrastinate. When I read so, deflecting a duty, I defend myself against a disappointment. In other words, I do myself a favor. I spare myself the unpleasant feeling, usually associated with danger, that I’m on the verge of causing a personal catastrophe. Delay postpones calamity, and that’s all I need for self-defense.

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Beckett proposed that we stop the further progression of writing, because progression is the expansion of noise. More words translate into more clamor. But there's nothing soothing in the presence of silence either. As always, writing remains that complicated thing that requests to be shut down while at the same time refusing to give up.

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'Child of God' plays very interesting games with us, readers. The novel proposes a distanced contemplation of evil, a contemplation which, through technical manipulation, becomes admiration. Cormac McCarthly knows how to draw the reader into the reading material.

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If we're afraid of what social networks are said to bring about we need not look too far for understanding. It's all in the definition of writing. Social networks didn't appear out of the blue. They are the offspring of our much older craft of writing.
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