Archive: May 2014

  1. Cover of The Skin

    The Skin by Curzio Malaparte – A Review

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    Published by: The New York Review of Books

    Prefaced by a dedication to “the honorable American soldiers who were my comrades-in-arms… and who died in vain in the cause of European freedom,” Curzio Malaparte imparts a warning before The Skin opens. It’s a warning that should be heeded.

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    What’s It Worth To You? The Ebay Edition

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    In Leaving Eden, I detailed the beginning of the odyssey that was the writing of The Absurd Demise of Poulnabrone. Upon leaving Eden, or in a less biblical sense, (but no less dramatic), Peru, I had arrived, with Ursula back in Ireland, to settle in, settle down and work on the next part of our lives. I had my tome to write and we both had to figure our place and our path through the world. How to support ourselves, how to lay down roots when you’ve presented yourself with a challenge?

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