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Wednesday 05 September 2007
Bolaño and Coetzee
A very busy day here. To cap it -- exciting stuff -- the new Coetzee (Diary of a Bad Year) arrived: yay! I've read about 75 pages so far ... and, actually, I'm not that bothered as yet. There is a plainess to Coetzee's writing that is so austere that it is almost rudely unpolished. I'm not sure I'm always convinced by this.
I did manage to write a longish blog about the Sony Reader over on Editor's Corner, so that's good.
Oh: Benjamin Kunkel on Roberto Bolaño over at the LRB.
Now, back to Coetzee.
Update: This wee post was originally entitled Bolaño and Sebald. That was a mistake! An interesting Freudian slip, though. Nothing here, to be said about Sebald: it was Coetzee I wanted to mention. But I'm intrigued I made the mistake -- both writers do, I think, have a deep connection which I want to ponder on. For now, sorry about my foolishness!
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