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The disruptive narrative in Don Quixote

Cervantes has a habit of interrupting his stories at critical moments. For example, in Chapter VIII, Character-Cervantes (as I discuss in my post Don Quixote: Meta-Masterpiece) interrupts the story of Don Quixote’s battle with the Basque to tell us he doesn’t actually know the ending. Or, for example, the story of Cardenio, which the unfortunate...

A visual represntation of migraine pain radiating outward

Miss Migraine: Mega migraine and its aftermath

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post first appeared on my blog of the same name on November 19, 2012. I’ve decided to call the three weeks of constant, crippling pain that has left me in a state of frazzled bewilderment Mega Migraine. Thank the...

My favorite books from 2018

I wanted to do a round up of the best books I read last year, but choosing my five favorites was predictably difficult. I decided to set myself a few parameters: No books I reviewed, no books that are part of a series I started in previous years, no Star Wars, and no more than...

Carrie Fisher signing autographs

Remembering Carrie Fisher

Two years ago, Carrie Fisher had a heart attack on an airplane and died several days later. I cried that day, and I’ve been thinking about her a lot this month. D.J. and I rang in the new year watching The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and her beautiful performances in both those films...