Category: Sunday

John Cheever 4

Sunday Morning! Beginning John Cheever

On a recommendation from a local poet, I have started reading the short stories of an American master of the form, and was greatly rewarded for the effort.

China Miéville 17

Sunday Morning! The City & The City

A fellow who doesn’t read much in the way of speculative fiction reads a wild novel about overlapping “unseen” cities, murder, and intrigue- and emerges with his mind in knots but still intact.

the burden 4

Sunday Morning! The Burden (2017)

On a surprisingly affecting short film in which stop-motion animated animals sing of their existential anxieties while working the night shift.

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Sunday Morning! “Silent Light”

On Carlos Reygadas’s strangely sincere, beautiful, and deeply spiritual movie about infidelity among the Mennonites.

Balzac 6

Sunday Morning! Balzac’s Wild Ass’s Skin

The Balzac streak continues with a supernatural tale built on the fantastical conceit that our energies can be used to fulfill our desires or squandered and lost.

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