Saturday, January 08, 2022

Creative Writing

The Poet’s Eye

There are two questions implicit in any book on writing: Can writing be taught? And how does one discover and develop one’s talent? Szymborska’s answer to the first is a firm no. The second, she says, can be answered only by the writer, after he has spent considerable time under duress.

Well, one can teach someone how to write clearly and correctly. You learn that in school. I taught it at the college level. But to write creatively? That one must discover on one’s own. 

Australian authors top list of bestselling books in 2021

Cycling Across t’Bridge

Dazzled by the World: A Master of the Essay

Joseph Epstein may not be better than every other essayist,  but no other essayist is lbetter than he is.

Happy New Year! Celebrate With Our 2022 Global Internet Map Telegeography

Pulp non-fiction: the worst business books of 2022 FT

Photographer Captures the Perfect Moment When a Bunch of Snow Falls on a Tiger’s Head My Modern Met 

Chasing the Night Parrot: The ‘Ghost Bird’ of Australia’s Outback New York Times 

Discovering Dr. Wu Washington Post. “Long, personal and touching, but well worth the time.”

Animals Laugh Too: UCLA Study Finds Laughter in 65 Species, from Rats to Cows Open Culture

Researchers Let Goldfish Drive a Motorized Tank on Wheels. Watch What Happens Haaretz