Writers and Ghosts

A considerably disorganized account

Baudelaire’s “The Ghost”

"The Ghost" Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867 Down the street as I was drifting with the city's human tide, Came a ghost, and for a moment walked in silence by my side -- Now my heart was hard and bitter, and a... Continue Reading →

Poe’s “The Haunted Palace”

The Haunted Palace Edgar Allen Poe, 1809-1849   In the greenest of our valleys By good angels tenanted, Once a fair and stately palace — Radiant palace — reared its head. In the monarch Thought’s dominion — It stood there!... Continue Reading →

Relevant Things: Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792-1822 I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies,... Continue Reading →

The Allegory of My Avocado

Today I found an avocado hiding at the bottom of my fruit basket. (Yes, I have a legit fruit basket sitting on my kitchen table. It’s a wiry-chrome thing with one of those hooks to hang bananas. Very practical.) Anyway,... Continue Reading →

Today in Twitter Studies: Free Followers From Beyond the Grave

This morning, I found I had two new people following me on Twitter. The first was "Avgusta Easterfield" who insisted (via his profile description) that I could gain 10,000 followers easily--for only the price of $59. Then, I had "Kip... Continue Reading →

Favorite reads: The Book of Fantasy, edited by Jorge Luis Borges

When I got this book in the mail a few weeks ago, I was immediately in love with it; there was a cigarette burn on the front cover, the pages were severely yellowed and delicate, and the book pocket on... Continue Reading →

My favorite things: Real-life doodles

I used to have sleeping problems. For a short time there, these sleeping problems got pretty severe, and if I hadn't mandated a policy of Serious Wind-Down every evening before going to bed, these problems might have escalated (and I... Continue Reading →

Literature as Somatic Metanarrative, or why I like pictures on the internet.

I often return to my Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism for relaxing Sunday reading. (Ha! Just kidding. I often pick it up and try to read something "substantive" when I need to balance out the three or four hours I spent... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I draw stuff: heart thingy-thingy (fixed)

Anatomical heart. (Also entitled, I'm a filthy hipster and I don't care who knows it.) Boring office supply store pen on paper. Murder to reproduce electronically. Creative commons such n such.

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