CLASSROOM GUIDELINES Hello, I’m Professor Adam Freeman and welcome to 19th and 20th Century English Literature. It’s come to my attention that there are rumors about this course being tremendously difficult (71% of students who have taken this course have failed, according to some dodgy statistics), and even worse, that I’m very […]
I first saw Picasso’s “Woman in a Chemise” in André Breton’s surrealist book Nadja (1928) way back in 1996 when I was still in university. Breton’s work would be a major influence in my writing, particularly in the novel I was writing at the time; however, Picasso’s painting – muddily printed in my copy of Nadja – would have a much greater impact.
Since it’s October, this is a great time of year to reflect on H.P. Lovecraft. I know his name has higher currency these days, particularly in a pop culture; it’s certainly not like it was ten or twenty years ago when you said his name and people thought you were making a sexual proposition in the middle of a conversation on literature.
Puff Chrissy’s Shelf Porn is a two month look at some of the shelves in my library. This’ll give me the opportunity to share some of my thoughts on the books in my collection, as well as allow me to organize my library, which is currently spread out among two continents. This week: Part 4
There is a large chance that I’ll be namedropping H.P. Lovecraft quite a bit over the course of this epic Puff-Tober-Ween (humor me here). I know his name has higher currency these days, particularly in a pop cultural sense; it’s certainly not like it was ten or twenty years ago when you said his name […]
Waiting at the office at the university for students to show up for their grades and I figured I could post an update before the weekend takes over. As usual, there should be a new commentary posted on Monday. This time I’ll be taking a look at “Before Waking”. I finished a short non-fiction piece […]