Alice Munro…

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  • 30 Oct 2013 at 2:16 pm #4455

    Candy Minx
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    Oh typing on this phone is so irritating on this web site!!!

    Ps Mike I was sorry to hear about Brett Easton Ellis saying all that shit. And there is a gender stereotype that maybe men don’t generally enjoy minors work…

    John are you aware of that stereotype? Is it from the 80s ? Had her readership changed?


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    30 Oct 2013 at 4:32 pm #4461

    Ken
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    Mike, Candy: I missed all those news articles about Bret Easton Ellis when Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize; where had I been? A little search turned up this from The Guardian and this from The Independent, among other articles. Mr. LessThanZero is one to say, with his meager and vastly overrated output! Why the media have given him all this attention and credibility through the decades is a mystery to me. Candy, I wouldn’t generalize this into a gender stereotype thing among men.


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    30 Oct 2013 at 5:29 pm #4465

    jVh
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    je suis désolé mi hermano,
    I was just being cheeky. Didn’t mean to induce such baroque gymastics. Nice to hear mention of Nabokov though; he is one of my favorite Asian writers from the Cenozoic era. I love the phrase McCarthy steals from Pale Fire to describe the attacking Comanches: “death hilarious.”

    Candy,
    That’s cool about painting her house! It’s funny: a friend of mine (who like Munro was born in Wingham) likewise accredits Munro with saving his life…


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    30 Oct 2013 at 10:09 pm #4469

    The Tramp
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    ‘Despotism of the majority.’ Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville.


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    30 Oct 2013 at 11:24 pm #4470

    Candy Minx
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    Oh my god!!!! I’ve been saved!!!!

    Thank you Jesus thank you Buddha thank you Lou reed!!!!

    I almost used my own thoughts…. I almost fell prey to the evil spell of the lousy movie “the counselor”! But praise The Lord…. The eloquent, friendly and knowledgable Francois has shone the light so clearly and educated us all by repeating over and over and over….that the counselor is a bad movie I believe them.

    It’s a good thing Francois kept posting obsessively about how terrible the movie was or I might have liked it and made a terrible faux pas. I guess European conservative thinking is Francois s gift to is all….you know European like Ireland and England are the same because they are in Europe right?

    I feel somuch better now that I have so much in common with Francois since we both hate the counselor. Nothing is more important in life than making sure everyone knows how much I hate it. Praise The Lord I hate the counselor I am born again!!!!

    I have so much respect for European conservatives now too and for francois…..oh Francois thanks for saving my life I really really hate the counselor.

    No…. I really hate it more than you the more I hate it the smarter I am … Oh and wiser.

    Did I mention I hate it?


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    30 Oct 2013 at 11:26 pm #4471

    Candy Minx
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    The counselor is such a bad movie. Yep… I still hate it.

    I hate it more than francois!!! Yay me that makes me smarter than everybody !!!!


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    31 Oct 2013 at 12:51 pm #4474

    jVh
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    Huh? Costume? Predicament? Convert? What my mention of Nabokov says about me? You croak too preciously. Speak American.


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    31 Oct 2013 at 3:13 pm #4477

    The Tramp
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    ‘And the rest is rust and stardust.’


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    01 Nov 2013 at 1:02 pm #4502

    jVh
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    [Faintly whinging, whinging faintly, the delicate aristocrat fled the mindless horde. For safer shores or shoreless seas, who cares?]

    For last night’s bedtime story, I read Munro’s “The Moons of Jupiter.” It’s amazing how seamlessly it moves from the mundane to the cosmic and back again, all in a few short pages. A sample paragraph from the opening:

    “He had wires taped to his chest. A small screen hung over his head. On the screen a bright jagged line was continually being written. The writing was accompanied by a nervous electronic beeping. The behavior of his heart was on display. I tried to ignore it. It seemed to me that paying such close attention–in fact, dramatizing what ought to be a most secret activity–was asking for trouble. Anything exposed in that way was apt to flare up and go crazy.”


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