Author Archives: Glynn Marshes

omg…it’s a twitter essay!

Glynn Marshes writes: And I didn’t even know twitter essays were a thing. Topic: social contracts, protests, and whether contemporary police theories about crowd control are a throwback to 19th century mob violence literature. In seventeen numbered 140-character tweets. With … Continue reading

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On The Menu: Lobster Tail with a Side of Delightful Writing

Glynn Marshes writes: Albert Burneko. Deadspin. How To Cook Lobster Tails: A Guide For People Who Don’t Have Butlers To Do All The Work. A taste: The truth about lobster is this: It is less flavorful, less sweet, more bland … Continue reading

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Four Critics Walked Into a Book . . .

Glynn Marshes writes: Highly recommend The Norton Critical Edition of Goethe’s Faust, if you’re in a lit-nerd mood. The translation (Walter Arndt) is more-than-approachable and the interpretive notes (Cyrus Hamlin) are terrific. And as an added bonus, the last 180 … Continue reading

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Absolute Perfection

Glynn Marshes writes: Let’s be quite clear about this: I do not like my Martini mucked about with; I guess, in exactly the same way that Dad did not want ice or lemon peel in his Gin and French. Traditional … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

Glynn Marshes writes: I find this heartening. In an op-ed on France for the LA Times, Pascal Bruckner cites fear as one of the most significant factor’s in that country’s unsettling decline. For the French have become afraid of everything: … Continue reading

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Glynn Marshes writes: n. A tattoo that looks like you let one of your teenage girlfriends write on you with a pen.

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“Consumerism…cannot make sense of art.”

Glynn Marshes writes: Meanwhile, over at Metro, Eleanor Catton’s been thinking about elitism, literary criticism, and consumerism. And yes, she’s standing atop the capital-L Literature bulwark, and yes, she’s wringing her hands — difficult to avoid when you’re an elitist … Continue reading

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