Interview with an Aphorist

Christopher Spranger aphorizes.  And he does it quite well.  In fact, he is the world’s greatest ‘living’ aphorist.  He lives and thinks and aphorizes[1] in Santa Barbara, California, a place where the weather is always perfect. A few of the more famous dead aphorists are E.M. Cioran, Joseph Joubert and Karl Krauss.  Christopher is their […]

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Jack Vance: Interview (Part 1)

Part one of a lengthy interview with Jack Vance.  Vance is one of my favorite authors, ranking in my top five.  Vance passed away just over one year ago.  He lived and wrote in Oakland, California, where he enjoyed sailing when he wasn’t working.  The remarkable thing about Vance was his use of the English […]

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Benjamin Bunny

By Christopher Zoukis Hasenmatz will fliegen is the title of the story in Germany, where it was first published.  It was written and illustrated by Rolf Fanger and Ulrike Moltgen.  In English the title is Benjamin Bunny Learns to Fly. It’s a story for children.  Benjamin Bunny decides he would like to fly like his […]

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Don Winslow: Author

Don Winslow is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen crime and mystery novels as well as short stories and film screenplays.  What I like about him is his writing style, which is cheekily funny.  His best known book is probably Savages because it was made into a movie.  But some of his earlier […]

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