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“I’m not afraid of dying. Dyings’ alright. It’s the next day, you’re so stiff.”



The fear of death is intransitive at the top of this page was something I heard while listening to the radio with half an ear. Radio was fine: my half ear. Why it was that that sentence suddenly entered consciousness while all the rest passed me by, I don’t know. I thought for a moment I was listening to a statement about death but it was something about the strangeness of language.

Never Say Die: Why We Can’t Imagine Death, is, however, about death.



October 10, 2008 Posted by | general | , , | Leave a comment

Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes



BWO 3 Quarks : a review by Michael Dirda in The Washington Post of Julian Barnes’ Nothing to Be Frightened Of.



September 7, 2008 Posted by | general | , | Leave a comment