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Another ‘exclusive’ poem from Kevin Eldon’s biography of his cousin, the poet Paul Hamilton.  Unfortunately, Hamilton has just described the book as a ‘slagiography’.
Prejudice
My friend Alistair McCardie has ginger hair.
He eats porridge for breakfast.
He is, to be truthful, cautious with his money.
He drinks whisky, enjoys football and the skirl of the pipes.
My friend Alistair McCardie


is Welsh.

Another ‘exclusive’ poem from Kevin Eldon’s biography of his cousin, the poet Paul Hamilton.  Unfortunately, Hamilton has just described the book as a ‘slagiography’.

Prejudice

My friend Alistair McCardie has ginger hair.

He eats porridge for breakfast.

He is, to be truthful, cautious with his money.

He drinks whisky, enjoys football and the skirl of the pipes.

My friend Alistair McCardie

is Welsh.

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newyorker:

Alex Halberstadt speaks with Daniel Genis, who read 1,046 books during his decade in prison: http://nyr.kr/1ohg4Gt

“Aside from consuming The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Atlantic (‘not the easiest magazines to give away in prison’) nose to tail, Genis lavished the bulk of his attention on serious fiction, especially the long, difficult novels that require ample motivation and time under the best of circumstances. He read Mann, James, Melville, Musil, Naipaul. He vanquished ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Infinite Jest.’ He read, and reread, the Russians, in Russian.”

Photograph: Spaarnestad Photo/Redux.

newyorker:

Alex Halberstadt speaks with Daniel Genis, who read 1,046 books during his decade in prison: http://nyr.kr/1ohg4Gt

“Aside from consuming The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Atlantic (‘not the easiest magazines to give away in prison’) nose to tail, Genis lavished the bulk of his attention on serious fiction, especially the long, difficult novels that require ample motivation and time under the best of circumstances. He read Mann, James, Melville, Musil, Naipaul. He vanquished ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Infinite Jest.’ He read, and reread, the Russians, in Russian.”

Photograph: Spaarnestad Photo/Redux.

(Source: newyorker.com)