Chasing Texts
literature / Pop Culture

Chasing Texts

I’ve recently checked out what feels like half the books on Mark Twain in the University of Virginia’s main library (so…a lot). One of the most interesting things about reading/buying/using books that have fallen into other people’s possession is, of course, the marginalia. I have the strange feeling, at times, that someone else is writing … Continue reading

OTTW: Clarissa (or, distance to the men-wretches!)
literature / OTTW

OTTW: Clarissa (or, distance to the men-wretches!)

Aka the biggest novel of all time, written in 1747. Page count: 1500. Not a joke. ________________________________________ From Clarissa’s best friend Anna, comparing C’s (admittedly lose-lose) marriage prospects: Lovelace entertained the company in his lively gay way, and made everyone laugh at one of his stories. It was before this creature was thought of for … Continue reading