Archive for May, 2013

Blog #101: And Now For Something Completely Iceland!

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Forget about matremoirs and patremoir for today. The big news is that Margo and I are going to Iceland again this year, and this time we will complete our Landmannalaugar hike. In anticipation, and by way of celebration this post consists of an exuberant Iceland piece [...]

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Blog #100: Guardian Patremoir Podcast

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers 100 is, indeed, an auspicious number, and today I feel like singing a revised version of the “Marseillaise,” one beginning with words “Allons enfants des patremoirs.” After all, it is a small linguistic step from “patrie” to patremoir, and today there is special cause for celebration. [...]

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Blog # 99: At the Bottom of the Staircase I Sat Down To Ponder “Pourquoi le Patremoir?”

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs I mishandled a patremoir question yesterday. The interviewer asked me about the value of the patremoir concept or term, and I told her that such a category had both critical and sociological merit. I then clumsily rambled on about comparing books and about observing societal trends and patterns. Lack [...]

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