Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More Stuff I've Been Enjoying (Spring Break Edition)

You'll remember that last time I had a list of stuff that I'd been reading online and was trumpeting their value. So I'm doing that again. Why? Because I should get credit for reading these things. In order to be listed here, I had to actually read most, if not all, of the article--that is true commitment in Internet reading...at least the way I do it.
  1. The JMWW interview of Kevin Sampsell.
  2. "John T. Reed's analysis of Robert T. Kiyosaki's book Rich Dad, Poor Dad." Unlike Poe who thought beauty was all dead young women, I think there is nothing more beautiful than a charlatan being exposed. This thing is long. I went to a coffee shop to work on THE NOVEL (which is not this NOVEL) and spent my hour reading this instead. I can't get enough.
  3. "The Injustice Collector: Is James Joyce’s grandson suppressing scholarship?" by D. T. Max. Not sure who I pull for in this one.

By now, you'll have realized none of this reading seems particularly Spring Break related. The key connection is that I'm reading it while on Spring Break! I have also been reading lots of student work that does not appear online (I hope), but some of which is also very nice. Go Spring Break!

3 comments:

John Domini said...

Craig, thanks, & enjoy your reading. Hope you don't mind my calling your attention to my own online essay, "Against the 'Impossible to Explain:' the Postmodern Novel & Society." Here:

http://quarterlyconversation.com/against-the-impossible-to-explain-the-postmodern-novel-and-society

Jason Jordan said...

I hear you on this: "I had to actually read most, if not all, of the article--that is true commitment in Internet reading...at least the way I do it."

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