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Jordan Peterson

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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A friend of mine sent me a critique of Jordan Peterson yesterday in response to my encouragement of her to give him a listen. Originally published in an American journal called The Star, it’s the first decent criticism of Peterson I have read. Continue reading

My Favorite Book

Posted in Reading with tags , , , on November 22, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

I referred to the Time list of the best books ever written some weeks ago. I’ve been thinking about it since, and the list has probably destroyed my interest in ‘best of’ lists for ever after. Which may prove to be a good thing. But what it did raise to my attention was the ludicrous inclusion of The Great Gatsby – I mean, give me a break. I’m not saying Fitzgerald isn’t good, but Dosteyevsky has done turds that dwarf Gatsby. Continue reading

Madame Bovary

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

Time Magazine ranked the ten greatest novels of all time thus: 

  1.   Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2.   Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Continue reading

The Lost Art of Reading

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

The Lost Art of Reading

This entry takes its title from Rodney Hall’s keynote address at the 2010 Byron Bay Writer’s Festival. I had hoped to begin with a link to the lecture which I believe the ABC filmed and will eventually upload onto youtube. While googling, I found this interview, which is a really interesting introduction to the man.

http://blog.booktopia.com.au/2010/04/27/feature-rodney-hall-author-of-popeye-never-told-you-answers-ten-terrifying-questions/ Continue reading

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