Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Man and His Work (No. 4)

“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald If you’re the following kind, follow me on Twitter @misscocomae

The Truth of Fiction

After a recent chain of events, I have come to the realization that we can no longer use the words real and true interchangeably. What is real may indeed have happened, but what is true is only what happens in the way that we remember. Say, perhaps, you spent your morning walking to the corner […]

A Man and His Work (no. 3)

“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer.” – Hunter S. Thompson If you’re […]

Feminine, Not Feminist

As I’m sure only a few of you know, yesterday was feminist Simone de Beauvoir’s birthday, which awoke within my mind thoughts upon the subject of femininity. If you are not familiar with de Beauvoir, you are likely aware of the effects her feminist philosophy has had on society, from the simple action of women […]

Why My Twitter Account Makes Me Old-Fashioned

As writer of The Paris Review Blog, I of course follow The Paris Review on Twitter. After spending this morning reading through the account’s tweets, I realized the suddenly obvious paradox of my actions. If I call myself a writer, why would I be subjecting myself to the horrors of the social media world, where […]

A Man and His Work (No. 2)

“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” – Oscar Wilde If you’re the following kind, follow me on Twitter @misscocomae

Thoughts on Thoreau and the iPad

If you have read Walden, then the thought of Henry David Thoreau’s pensive seclusion in his beloved forest would perhaps convince you to throw away your idealistic values of print publishing and purchase an iPad in hopes ofsaving a few trees. But is Walden Thoreau’s way of telling Americans to appreciate the forest, or that […]