Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Closing tabs

Steve Burt's life as a girl.

I was distressed yesterday to realize I was coming down with a cold, but I think I've dodged the worst - still somewhat stuffed up, but it has receded somewhat overnight rather than descending to the lungs.  Session #2 on The Golden Bowl this afternoon, and I am about to rewrite my old lecture, as I was visited with inspiration while rereading last night as to a better way to try and bring the book alive in class.

Miscellaneous other links: one year I really am going to go to thisworking in AntarcticaLarissa MacFarquhar on Hilary Mantel.


  1. I'm not sure I could handle The Golden Bowl with a cold. Even a mild cold. Like playing piano after two drinks: it would push me beyond the limits of my limited ability.

  2. Burt's is a fascinating essay - thanks!