Litstack Rec: Barbarian Days & The Echo

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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan William Finnegan’s 2016 memoir begins with an epigraph from Edward St. Aubyn’s novel Mother’s Milk: “He had become so caught up in building sentences  that he had almost forgotten  the barbaric days  when thinking was like a splash of colour landing on a page.” It’s a fitting [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Own Genre of Postcards, My Own Genus of Photographs

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“A book is not an isolated being:  it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.” – Jorge Luis Borges ~ * ~ I’ve been trying to figure out why it is that I feel compelled to buy books I’ve read but do not own, despite knowing that I probably will not have time to [….]