The 2014 Longlist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction was announced today, and it’s a very disappointing and stodgy list . Roz Chast is on there (yay!) but it says something about one of the most prestigious literary awards in America that the judges chose NINE books by men and one…
We are great fools. “He has passed his life in idleness,” we say. “I have done nothing today.” What! Haven’t you lived? That is not only the fundamental but the most illustrious of your occupations. “Had I been put in a position to manage great affairs, I would have shown what I could do.” Have you been able to think out and manage your life? You have performed the greatest work of all. In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, to rule, to lay up treasure, to build, are at most little appendices and props.
It’s been awhile. We shouldn’t have kept you waiting. But we’re here now.
Join us for PROJECTTILE READINGS SERIES, Vol. 5 -
SUMMER READING PARTY!
ft. readings from:
& DAWN TEFFT
SATURDAY AUGUST 23 @ 7PM
UNCHARTED BOOKS 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
It’s yr summer reading list, full of nontraditional writing with a feminist bent.