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Read-in-Progress: Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

This is a pathetic Read-in-Progress. Season of Migration to the North is only 169 pages long; I should just “progress” straight to the end. Oh well, whatever, never mind. 147 more words


Read-in-Progress: Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

British people talking about politics, socioeconomic status, and the decline of empire in drafty old rooms? Sign me up. Thus far Anna has taken a detached, ironic view of her literary and sexual life in 1950s London, and a bitter, nostalgic view of her time as a young leftist in Rhodesia. 277 more words


Rereading, Reviewed: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

A very distant acquaintance texted me her dissent from my post on rereading. She said she prefers┬árereading because most books aren’t very good, and it’s usually not worth the time it takes to sort out good new books from bad. 310 more words