Author Archives: nirinia

About nirinia

Student of English Language and Literature, avid reader.

Hopkins’ Spring

Spring Nothing is so beautiful as Spring–– When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing of timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like … Continue reading

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Oh, Bolaño

Someone, subscribe to this on my behalf? The Paris Review intend to serialize Bolaño’s The Third Reich (a posthumous publication, allegedly abandoned to finish 2666).

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A Little Rustle, a Scurry, a Hop

This is the single most beautiful use of parentheses I have ever seen: Josephine repeated, ‘Cyril says his father is very fond of meringues.’ ‘Can’t hear,’ said old Colonel Pinner. And he waved Josephine away with his stick, then pointed … Continue reading

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A Literary Love Story

I do not usually care for love stories, I prefer them tragic if at all and I cannot stand happy endings. But that of Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman is lovely. They mention it occasionally, both of them, but these … Continue reading

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Plot is the Novel’s Heartbeat

On Chesil Beach is so, so elegant. And terribly short, only 166 pages in my paperback copy. It is really only two scenes: Florence and Edward’s wedding night, and what follows.  The narrative is laced with flashbacks that explain how … Continue reading

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The Very Long of It

Some sort of introduction or explanation is, probably, in order. The short variety is that I am a literature student who needs somewhere to clear her head. I read a lot, and think far too much. Part of the of … Continue reading

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