Or, as I put it on Twitter, “I reviewed the FREAKIN’ BIBLE, no big deal.” It’s at Plough.
- I have a substack
- New pieces on Rivette and Oyeyemi
- New essay: The Strange Undeath of Middlebrow
- New column for Plough
- Updates: Radio appearance, Fisher essay, column, Frank conversation, book order info
- Las Vegas Book Festival appearance/conversation with Thomas Frank
- A lot of updates at once
- Two “appearances”
Terrific bit of writing, Phil — very well done. Almost Robinsonesque(?).
The way I read the story of Joseph and his brothers is unreconstructed Robinson. As I just said to somebody else, I am, and shall always be, little more than Marilynne Robinson’s reply guy.
Whew! Just as I was beginning to regret making the association! To continue: the acuity of perception is shared, certainly. But you add cheekiness and a sly mischief all your own — elements Ms R’s work could occasionally benefit from.