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Wednesday, November 13th

next week in Chicago

She’s performing Monday at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Caterina Barbieri (modular synthesizer), live, Italy (Genoa), 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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reading table

I’ve always been aware of being an inconsistent personality. Of having a lot of contradictory voices knocking around my head. As a kid, I was ashamed of it. Other people seemed to feel strongly about themselves, to know exactly who they were. I was never like that. I could never shake the suspicion that everything about me was the consequence of a series of improbable accidents—not least of which was the 400 trillion–to-one accident of my birth. As I saw it, even my strongest feelings and convictions might easily be otherwise, had I been the child of the next family down the hall, or the child of another century, another country, another God.

—Zadie Smith, “Fascinated to Presume: In Defense of Fiction,” New York Review of Books, 10/24/19

Thursday, November 7th

From Buenos Aires to Helsinki.

Caterina Barbieri (modular synthesizer), live, Helsinki, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Reading is rapture (or if it isn’t, I put the book down meaning to go on with it later, and escape out the side door). A felicitously turned sentence can induce it. Or a description. Or unexpected behavior. Or ordinary behavior raised to the nth degree. Or intolerable suspense, as with the second half of Conrad’s Victory. Or the forward movement of prose that is bent only on saying what the writer has to say. Or dialogue that carries with it the unconscious flowering of character. Or, sometimes, a fact.

—William Maxwell (1908-2000), The Outermost Dream

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