Posts Tagged ‘writer’

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

October 8, 2011

I saw this portrait of Joan Didion by Annie Leibovitz on the Vanity Fair website and instantly fell in love. It’s truly remarkable how this image manages to conjure up the same emotions that I’ve always felt when reading her work, a mixture of dreaminess and serenity, interwoven with a strong, unshakeable sense of dread. I first saw it a few hours ago, and it’s stuck with me, her strange, alien gaze creeping into the back of my mind at the oddest of moments. I don’t think I could expect anything less of her.

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Hero for the day

May 20, 2009

In honour of my mother, who has read his books more times than I care to think about, and my dear coworker, with whom I am currently having a conversation about his awesomeness, the hero for the day is good ol’ J.R.R.

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I get it if you’re not into the whole fantasy thing or whatever, but I beg you to please reserve any negative opinions until you yourselves have invented several working languages, written books that have been consistently loved since their publication and made into epic movies, and been an adorable old man with a pipe to boot.