“French Film, French Film”

Books I planned to read over the break:

  • Rebecca Solnit: Field Guide to Getting Lost
  • Solnit: Wanderlust
  • WG Sebald: Rings of Saturn
  • John Hersey: Hiroshima
  • Joyce Carol Oats: On Boxing
  • Amy Hempel: Tumble Home

What I ended up reading over break:

One Amy Hempel short story. And the whole short story went like this:

She would always sleep with her husband and with another man in the course of the same day, and then the rest of the day, for whatever was left to her of that day, she would exploit by incanting, ‘French film, French film.’

The short story is called “Housewife.”

So even though I was a failure at reading actual books (missive on ADD generation to come at another time) I did read some fascinating things online, and even if you’re not Jewish-ly inclined, I really like this blog– Guilt and Pleasure– with new work by people like Jonathan Lethem and Stephen Elliott.

Check it out at:


And one more thing. A quote a like about writing:

There’s nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.  ~Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith

–LuLing Osofsky


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