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Original Essays | July 24, 2014

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It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
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Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams by Alexander Mccall Smith
Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams

harmonicus, April 9, 2008

This book is a pleasant and quick read, but I'll stay away from the Canongate Myths series if the other titles in the series miss the mark the way this novel does. Taken on its own terms, it is a diverting and entertaining collection of loosely connected short stories. Perhaps, retelling myth is an impossibly self conscious task. Or, perhaps, the transitions from the myth sections, that read like a childrens' book, to modern romance and matrimonial discord are just too jarring. Or, perhaps, this is the best result of a publisher's contrived attempt at marketing by having famous authors write quick, insubstantial pieces based on romantic material.
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Red Bird: Poems by Mary Oliver
Red Bird: Poems

harmonicus, March 14, 2008

Effortlessly impeccable, this latest volume of poems from Mary Oliver is required reading for anyone who loves solice, joy and beauty, color, rhythm and tone, humor and loss through poetry. Any attempt to describe the poems here will miss the mark. So rather than fill this space up with more mere blandishments, let these poems fill your mind with light and music.
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Walking Artist
Walking Artist

harmonicus, March 14, 2008

Hamish Fulton's art is perfectly minimalistic, post-modern, experiential, intangible and, ultimately, undefinable. His art is the experience of walking, of taking note while walking, and meticulously recording the walk as it weaves through space and time. Easily mistaken for photography, his art is like Tibetan mandala sand paintings that are brushed aside upon completion, their moment of being having-been. There is no object or artifact resulting from his work, and the book contains the work in the way a mirror contains what it reflects.
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Everywhere Being is Dancing : Twenty Pieces of Thinking
Everywhere Being is Dancing : Twenty Pieces of Thinking

harmonicus, March 14, 2008

This book is for ignoraphobic logosophers. It's a collection of essays full of smart writing, culture and poetry. This book sent me to the dictionary every day. The essay on the pre-Socratic philosopher/poet Parmenedes is particularly moving. Thinking about language and the language of thought is the thread that runs through all these essays. It is a beautiful artifact in and of itself, an embodiment of the ideals and notions it contains betweens its covers, a lovely example of book design and book making.
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The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended by Ainslie Macleod
The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended

harmonicus, March 14, 2008

Full of concepts that challenge accepted notions of reality, this well charted path to insight is designed to help the reader live the life he or she was meant to live. MacLeod was for many years something of a "reluctant psychic", but as soon as he acknowledged his spirit guides and started to work with them his life became better than he could have dreamed. He helps the reader to become aware of and communicate with his or her own spirit guides, and shows how they have always provided energy in moments of inspiration, intuition and growth.
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