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Foreign Literary Fiction Really Only Transnational.

June 30th, 2010 by G.

In a review of a collection of contemporary short stories from abroad:

“It is as if literary fiction didn’t so much reflect other cultures, obliging us to immerse ourselves in the exotic, but rather brought back news of shortcomings and injustices to an international community that could be relied upon to sympathize. These writers seem more like excellent foreign correspondents than foreigners. Across the globe, the literary frame of mind is growing more homogeneous. ”

This is how I feel about the Mormon literary fiction that I’ve read. ‘Literary’ is an identity and ‘Mormon’ is another. Truly synthesizing identities is an act of genius. Genius is sadly in short supply.

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June 30th, 2010 17:09:48

I have a bright future as a fashion model

June 30th, 2010 by La LLorona

If Deborah Rhode gets her way. What a wonderful future we are creating for our children!

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June 30th, 2010 11:12:40

LDS holistic conference

June 30th, 2010 by Vader

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June 30th, 2010 10:39:02

The Daily Bump and Grind

June 30th, 2010 by Bartleby

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June 30th, 2010 10:09:26

“The most progressive federal tax system of any developed country”

June 29th, 2010 by Vader

Powerline has some nice graphics on this.    (more…)

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June 29th, 2010 09:14:19

Butter or margarine?

June 28th, 2010 by Vader

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June 28th, 2010 11:56:56

Vermin

June 28th, 2010 by Vader

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June 28th, 2010 11:50:51

“Jailed for a false rape charge”

June 28th, 2010 by Vader

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June 28th, 2010 09:15:06

The Case Against Vulgar and Meretricious Happiness

June 28th, 2010 by G.

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June 28th, 2010 07:51:35

“The doll houses of Southern agrarianism and Ayn Rand libertarianism”

June 25th, 2010 by Vader

Heh.

A bit gentler than Russell Kirk’s “chirping sectaries” but all the more true for it.

I think I share considerably more common ground with libertarians than modern liberals, but both are fundamentally movements of the Left and neither is based on a sound model of human nature. The libertarian model is less unsound, particularly as expressed in their campaign literature (“There is no Utopia”) but Homo economicus remains a laboratory strain distinct from its cousin in the wild.

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June 25th, 2010 15:29:40

“What has gotten more expensive?”

June 25th, 2010 by Vader

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June 25th, 2010 11:12:42

Celibate Gay Pastor Outed

June 25th, 2010 by G.

This pastor sounds like a good man. The oathbreaking slanderer does not.

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June 25th, 2010 08:58:07

Help Wanted.

June 25th, 2010 by Bertie

How many angels can dance on the head of a pinot noir? I’m dashed if I can recall and the Drones’ Club Trivia Contest will be upon us eftsoons and right swiftly. Jeeves says he cannot venture to say.

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June 25th, 2010 08:07:45

Crying over spilled milk

June 24th, 2010 by Vader

The EPA has found a reason to.

The lunatics are running the asylum. I should know.

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June 24th, 2010 22:32:35

“A flippin’ n-octyl chain”

June 24th, 2010 by Vader

A fascinating glimpse into the pharmaceutical industry.

And evidence that “flip” is not a uniquely Utah Mormon expression, since Derek Low appears to be neither.

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June 24th, 2010 13:57:49