Some of you already know; I am a big fan of Mary Ruefle. Her new collection of texts is just … brilliant! To give you an idea of how she writes, I will quote the two first of her TWENTY-TWO SHORT LECTURES:
WHY ALL OUR LITERARY PURSUITS ARE USELESS
Eighty-five percent of all existing species are beetles and various forms of insects.
English is spoken by only 5 percent of the world’s population.
WHY THERE MAY BE HOPE
One of the greatest stories ever written is the story of a man who wakes to find himself transformed into a giant beetle.
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(2012), Wave Books
LITERATURE Mary Ruefle Poetry Reading to write and Honey and Honey: Collected Lectures essays Franz Kafka Kafka literature Madness Mary Ruefle Metamorphosis Rack TWENTY-TWO SHORT LECTURES Wave Books writing
sketcher, reader, writer