Friday, December 4, 2020

Index Cards

Index Cards: Selected EssaysIndex Cards: Selected Essays by Moyra Davey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Mood is all." A collection of essays and lists, fragments, random topics like The Fridge, Books, Analysis, Money, Times, Vivian Gornick, nostalgia, fear, pregnancy, hubris, illness, work and photography (her own as well as others). A section of the book takes place in Paris. Snippets pertaining to her four authors: Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin andJanet Malcolm And the crowning touch, her essay on The Problem of Reading.
"Reading is a favorite activity, a bulimic gobbling up of words as if they were fast food." So many identifications for me in this book. I keep dipping in and finding more to savor.

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