An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Saturday, September 19, 2009

This is a good case of why I'm occasionally uncomfortable with novels of ideas. Calvino's summary of logic vs. empiricism is neat -- but this is something I can read argued much more closely in textbooks and journal articles. Without the plot, what's the point.

[I'm aware that, between this and the last post, I seem to be arguing that thrillers are the only books worth reading. Maybe I should follow that...]

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