Posts Tagged: dustin illingworth

Marginalized

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Why is marking a book indispensable to reading it? First, it keeps you awake — not merely conscious, but wide awake. Second, reading, if it is active, is thinking, and thinking tends to express itself in words, spoken or written. The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does […]

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The Influence of the Author Photo

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There’s a moment not often talked about in the reading process: turning to the cover flap and seeing the face of the story’s creator. It’s a reminder that the story didn’t appear out of thin air, that a real flesh-and-bones person toiled over the product in our hands. Over at Lit Hub, Dustin Illingworth investigates […]

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Introducing The Scofield

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Welcome online to The Scofield, a brand new lit mag inspired by Scofield Thayer’s legendary The Dial. Edited by Tyler Malone, Dustin Illingworth, and Scott Cheshire, The Scofield aims for all its readers “to transcend our loneliness, to populate our solitude with others.” Its very first issue, which just launched, is dedicated to “David Markson & Solitude” […]

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The Poetic Power of Pedestrians

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By merely wandering, the dérivist frustrates the spatial logic of capitalism, in the process discovering new currents, fissures, and vortices of possibility within a deeply familiar space. Wandering and drifting have long been championed as means of inspiration, but how does that figure into the politics and configuration of our literature? Over at Full Stop, […]

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Following Ulysses

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To what extent am I reading Ulysses by following Ulysses Reader? What does “reading” even mean at this point, given our near-constant engagement with text? Over at Full Stop, Dustin Illingworth describes his relationship with Ulysses Reader, a Twitter account posting the entire text of James Joyce’s Ulysses, 140 characters at a time.

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