Madame Bovary

The Spine of Longing

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Certain mechanisms exist in the human brain that when brushed by a combination of memory and bodily functions, demand interpretation.

Indie Bookstores: Vancouver

by Brian Chappell Reviews & Interviews
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But how to discern which to visit, on my limited conference schedule and lack of motorized transport? Our decided upon method was a combination of combing the neighborhoods that we already wanted to see, and tossing a net around the area of our hotel.

Sentimentality vs. Feeling

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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True feeling has the force of grace; sentimentality has the stench of morals. The word “should” and “must” cling to its fat cherubic legs. Half comprised of self regard, and the other half a mixture of cliche, the sentimental is close to the feigned regard of the funeral director: appropriate, and grave, but with one eye on the itemized bill.

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