Myanmar

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Those who follow my other blog WaywardPhilosophy.com will already know that I am currently in Myanmar, where I’m spending several months teaching a course on global cultures as a part of an exciting new initiative. Whilst I’m away, I’ll be posting more essay-like updates about …

A Couple of Book Chapters

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Just a quick update to announce the recent publication of two new books to which I’ve contributed chapters. The first is Catalin Partenie’s In Fiction We Trust. My contribution to this one is called “Lies in Which Not Everything is False: Levinas, Philosophy and Fiction”. …

Historical Novel Society: Review of the Descent of the Lyre

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I was delighted to see that [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link] has just received an excellent review from the Historical Novel Society. Here’s a brief extract: Do not mistake this for a mere retelling. This is masterful storytelling, such that one …

The Dark Arts

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This morning I have been preoccupied with two things: firstly, baking bread (having made myself a frisky little sourdough starter); and secondly working on the final edits of my Yijing (易經) book. This has involved shuttling between the kitchen and my desk, as I attend …

Blogging Changes

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I’ve been making various small changes to this website, as I’ve decided that I am going to convert this into my primary blog site. What this means is that I’ll no longer be blogging over on my other site, The Myriad Things. The point of …

The Appendix

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If you haven’t yet come across The Appendix, which is a new journal of narrative and experimental history, then head on over to their website to subscribe. They’ve got a fantastic range of content, and it’s a beautifully conceived and produced piece of work. The …