Most people are not aware that the NEW YORK TIMES occassionally publishes works of fiction. By this I mean short stories, not their sometimes wildly exaggerated "news" items. But that is another…Continue
Started Mar 13, 2012
My friend, author Stephen Poleskie, recently had a book trailer made for his book VIGILIA'S TEMPEST. While it had over 700 hits on YouTube in the first months it was up, and has now passed 4300 hits,…Continue
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I RECENTLY READ A QUOTE attributed to Walter Benjamin that said: "There is no difference between a human life and a word." It was used by an author as an introduction to her book. I don't know exactly where the quote came from, as I have not read it in context. But used alone, as it was, it seemed rather immature, something a young and not fully developed mind might say. Looking around my house I can see two human beings, and three cats, and almost a thousand books containing probably a million words. And I clearly see the difference.
Paul West Review
THE LEFT HAND IS THE DREAMER
“I FELL, CAME CRASHING DOWN. Injuring my leg, immobilizing my right arm and paralyzing my right cheek. Not so much an accident as an insult to half my body, which after a few days of elementary care turned into a full blown stroke, leaving me mumbling, unable to speak.
Look at him, Diane whispered, he’s having another stroke. One…
Posted on December 27, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment
TO EXPRESS SOMETHING is to conserve its virtue and take away its terror. Fields are greener in their description than in their actual greenness. Flowers, if described with phrases that define them in the air of the imagination, will have colors with a durability not found in cellular life.
Fernando Pessoa ~ The Book of Disquiet
Posted on December 8, 2012 at 10:00pm
IT WASN'T MUCH NOTED in the popular press, and I doubt if my "Twilight" reading friends even know who he was, but T. S. Eliot's wife Valerie died last week. They were married in 1957 when the poet was sixty-eight and she was thirty. Valerie had been his secretery at the publishing house Faber & Faber for the previous seven years. She had taken a secretarial course with the expresss purpose of applying for this job. After Eliot's death in 1965, Valerie became his executor, and steadfastly…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2012 at 9:10pm
WHILE THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS of our military are currently suffering from undiagnosed post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, no serious work of fiction has yet dealt with the consequences of this severe problem. This is the subject Stephen Poleskie’s latest novel, “Sconto Walaa.”
Posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:30pm