Archive for Jane Austen

Tinder: Advice for Women from a Man’s Perspective.

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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I have been opposed to using Tinder. The idea of accepting or rejecting people on the basis of their appearance seems to me (as a person aging away from the intersection of technology and culture) to be an ugly, depersonalizing, objectifying practice.

Then, of course, I found myself at home for whatever-night-in-a-row with Jane Austen, Chester Himes and Haruki Murakami and, good as they are, two of them are dead, one is Japanese and none of them are going to fuck me. Say what you like about casual sex; there is no better way to stave of the chill of existential angst. Continue reading

Venus in Furs

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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“In life, one must be the hammer or the anvil.”

– Goethe, as quoted in Venus in Furs.

I am convinced that Pride and Prejudice should be on the reading list of every teen-aged boy. I loved the book when I read it; I thought to myself, ‘I should have read this twenty years ago! This explains exactly what’s wrong with them!’

I have recently read Venus in Furs and this book should also be added to the adolescent male list of required reading.  Continue reading

A Genius for a Friend

Posted in Journalism, Reading with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

It’s great to have a genius for a friend; it guarantees often exhilarating conversations.  Continue reading

Jane Austen's Fight Club

Posted in Reading with tags , on November 26, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

Now this, my friends, is more fucking like it.

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