In which we discuss,
along with, among other things…
- That one film Amelie
- That one Richard Ford quote from his interview with the Paris Review in which he talks about characters not having character
I certainly think we have histories. And based on them we can purport to have characters—invent or allege character, in a sense. And sometimes histories predict what people will do. Though often not. But character is just one of those human pseudo-essences that is often used detrimentally. Certainly a lot of modern fiction derives its drama from the conflict between assumed character and some specific action that deviates from it.
- That one other film Marie Antoinette.
- The origin of ballet.
- One of Alexandra’s other stories, “Fake Blood.”
- Stories of wild children
- Alice Hoffman is the person who said, “Books may well be the only true magic.”
- That one episode of Storyological in which we discussed “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- That one interview in which we talked with Sofia Samatar.
- That essay from which that quote from George Saunders about gas stations. (pdf)
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