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Walter Biggins
Works at University of Georgia Press
Attended Millsaps College
Lives in Athens, GA
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"First, because you don’t know anything..."

“I may be wrong about this, but it seems as though so much fiction, particularly that by younger people, is very much about themselves. Love and death and stuff, but my love, my death, my this, my that. Everybody else is a light character in that play.…
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A little review of Jenny Offill's much praised 2nd novel:

**NOTE: Once again, a post-dated Lenten special.** Liquor from two weeks ago: The Rub, made at Cochon (New Orleans, LA) Leaves from two weeks ago: Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation I enjoyed Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation a lot, at times. It’s…
***NOTE: Once again, a post-dated Lenten special.*** Liquor from two weeks ago: The Rub, made at Cochon (New Orleans, LA) Leaves from two weeks ago: Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation I enjoyed Je...
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Thank you, comics, from Gilbert Hernandez to C. Tyler to Lewis Trondheim to Joann Sfar to Frank King to (oh fine) Marjane Satrapi, from Scott McCloud to Jack Kirby. Thank you, Robert Altman & Hayao Miyazaki & Spike Lee & Clare Peploe & Billy Wilder & Mira…
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...in which I praise a Don Hertzfeldt cartoon:

Written, directed, animated, and narrated by Don Hertzfeldt. We can call Don Hertzfeldt’s masterpiece a work of animation, and that’s true as far as it goes. Certainly, there’s all kinds of animation in it; It’s Such a Beautiful Day is a kind of animation…
Written, directed, animated, and narrated by Don Hertzfeldt. We can call Don Hertzfeldt’s masterpiece a work of animation, and that’s true as far as it goes. Certainly, there’s all kinds of animati...
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Trey sings three:

Submitted without further comment, except to say how touched I was by the performance of “Summer of ’89” (which is new to me) and the monologue preceding it. For all of Trey Anastasio’s electric pyrotechnics, I sometimes forget that he can be equally…
Submitted without further comment, except to say how touched I was by the performance of "Summer of '89" (which is new to me) and the monologue preceding it. For all of Trey Anastasio's electric py...
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Apropos of tomorrow's game, why I hate sideline interviews:

One small blessing of the Super Bowl is that there’s a halftime show. Yes, it’ll all be lip-synched, Auto-tuned, and laser-lighted so thoroughly that we’ll feel pummeled throughout it. No, there won’t be anything as WTF-daring or riveting as…
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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are…
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A wee squib on a César Aira novella:

**NOTE: For Lent, I gave up the internet  beyond email and work-related research but I’ll periodically log on to post things, mostly items written prior to Ash Wednesday and post-dated. Don’t expect much from me till April.** Last week’s potable: Coffee…
***NOTE: For Lent, I gave up the internet  beyond email and work-related research but I'll periodically log on to post things, mostly items written prior to Ash Wednesday and post-dated. Don't expe...
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Commonplace (a good quote from maybe my favorite Christian thinker):

“I will keep the Bible, which remains the Word of God for me, but always the Word as heard by generations of human beings as flawed as I. As beautifully as these witnesses write, their divine inspiration can never be separated from their ardent desires;…
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I made a little movie about Big Shoulders:

Photographed in Chicago, IL, January 2014. Edited and twiddled in Athens, GA, February 2015. All by Walter Biggins, except for the music, which is an outtake by Phish, and used for educational purposes only. Thanks, Big Shoulders. (HD version is here.)
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“I learn a lot about how people conceive of reality by listening to the way they talk. I’ve talked Christian for a really long time, and I think Christians are so used to dividing reality into opposed pairs that a lot of us don’t even hear the opposition…
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Commonplace (Can I get an amen?!):

“Spend some time living before you start writing. What I find to be very bad advice is the snappy little sentence, ‘Write what you know.’ It is the most tiresome and stupid advice that could possibly be given. If we write simply about what we know we…
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Occupation
book editor, writer, walker, workshops, zine-making
Skills
writing, editing, slow reading, good conversation, cooking, mixing drinks with less than 3 ingredients, loving cats
Employment
  • University of Georgia Press
    Senior acquisitions editor, 2013 - present
  • University Press of Mississippi
    Acquisitions editor, 1999 - 2013
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Athens, GA
Previously
Jackson, MS - Dallas
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My blog: http://quietbubble.wordpress.com
Education
  • Millsaps College
    English, 1995 - 1999
  • TAG Magnet High School
    1991 - 1995
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