Now Reading: Unhappy endings, knowledge, nonsense and The New Yorker

Not been reading much lately, too fond of sleep and I was struggling to ingest a spirit-wounding load of Shakespearean tragedy (King Lear, Macbeth, Othello), poorly absorbed but finally reviewed here.

I did read Aristotle’s Poetics, a Christmas gift from my wife, which is a must for any writer (the book, not my wife… though generally wives are indispensable, but the book is good, and short too). And Lewis Carol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (also short, and a Christmas gift from my mum) and a collection of short stories (by definition, also short) from The New Yorker published in the 1950s (which contains stuff from J.D. Salinger et al, and Nicola Tucci’s The Evolution of Knowledge, found as an audio book here)…

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