just a few things...

for me to remember what I see, hear and read

It is not an autobiography; unlike the protagonist, Eugenides is not intersex.

Wikipedia minus context 

Most short stories have but one plot. The very best, however, have what I call a plot-and-a-half – that is, a main plot and a small subplot that feeds in a twist or an unexpected piece of business that ads crunch and flavor to the story as a whole.

—Elizabeth Sims (via writingquotes)

The Films of 2013, Redux

kino-obscura:

David Liu | 1 May 2014

"The only people for me are the mad ones," writes Kerouac…

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The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy)

…and so it goes in The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino’s rapturous snapshot of Rome through the eyes of scribe-turned-socialite Jep Gambardella (Toni…