Archive for January, 2013

Blog #87: Favourite Patremoirs: Patrimony, Fun Home, Father and Son and More

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Favorite Patremoirs: Patrimony, Fun Home, Father and Son and More A couple of people have asked me for a list of my favourite patremoirs, and today I’m going provide such a list. Indeed, I’m going to broaden the parameters of the list slightly by including my favourite matremoir as [...]

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Blog #86: Of Patremoir and Patriography

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Good news, bad news on the patremoir front. Google research—is there any other kind—informs me that in May of 2013 Stephen Mansfield is publishing Australian Patriography: How Sons Write Fathers in Contemporary Life Writing. This is good news in that Stephen’s book adds to the growing body of father [...]

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Blog #85: Thinking about Thinking

TweetList of patremoirs List of matremoirs Thinking about thinking I’m still reading The Rings of Saturn, and trying to make sense of Sebald’s thought processes. “We see,” says Sebald, “in the increasing complexity of our mental constructs a means for greater understanding, even while intuitively we know that we shall never be able to fathom [...]

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Blog #84: From Bats and Whales to Nests and Art

TweetUpdated List of Patremoirs Updated List of Matremoirs Two weeks of blog silence. Partly this was because of Christmas and the attendant chaos, and partly this was because I accompanied Margo to San Francisco, where she was attending a SICB conference. SICB, for the uninitiated, stands for Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, and the [...]

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