Essays Archives - Page 19 of 88 - The Millions
September 4, 2014
by Avery Erwin
Artists procrastinate. They also persist. What is certain is that we carry ideas around for longer than we know, and part of the artistic venture is unearthing the source.
August 28, 2014
by Sonya Chung
Of the mess of books that has been unsystematically scattered throughout my home, and my life, which ones will make it to the nightstand? In what order will they be stacked? Perhaps most importantly: how will I decide?
August 25, 2014
Fishing, like writing, is a stab at permanence in a world of waiting.
August 22, 2014
by Seth Sawyers
Tell me reading about those farmers, very early in the morning, devouring those biscuits, those eggs, that ham, that coffee, doesn’t do something for you, doesn’t make you feel as if you could hoe a field, doesn’t make you want to go out and get that shit fucking done.
August 20, 2014
This is the inside joke of creative writing programs in America. We know creative writing doesn’t make money, and yet we continue to graduate talented writers with no business acumen. At best, it is misguided. At worst, it is fraudulent.
August 18, 2014
by Bill Morris
Are these activists terrorists, as the government would have us believe, or are they avenging angels performing a vital service, as they themselves believe?
August 14, 2014
In Culture Trust 2.0, we’re all Don Draper, and we’re all susceptible to his slick salesmanship.
August 8, 2014
If Beckett’s reworking of English contrives to escape Joyce, it is an escape that simultaneously mimics him, for Joyce had already endeavored a great escape of sorts.
August 8, 2014
by Matt Seidel
No one is tougher on a Beckett character than Beckett, and perhaps no character receives as much abuse as the first major one, Belacqua Shuah.
August 7, 2014
Maybe Shakespeare sucks because — and to the extent that — life sucks.