Thoughts on T Singer

Dag Solstad’s T Singer is a cautionary tale of an absurd individual.  A warning, funnily enough you might think, for a 'literary' writer, against books. Singer, who for ten years tried to write, gave up when he realised he had nothing to say - there are some funny passages descibring his decade-long attempts to remould … Continue reading Thoughts on T Singer

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February: Touching on The Untouchable

Surely no word better illustrates the essential duplicity of language itself than ‘radical’. In common usage, a radical is someone with extreme views; a radical idea is one that wants to wipe away the existing orthodoxy and start afresh. And yet, the latin root of the word is radicare, to root; not ‘root out’ as … Continue reading February: Touching on The Untouchable