Author Archives: flaneurist

The Book Bloc, a starting point.

My starting point for the idea of this blog was the Book Bloc. Born in Rome during the student protests of December 2010, and again in London’s demonstrations of that same month, the Book Bloc would not normally figure in a … Continue reading

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Frank Kermode

The late literary critic, Sir Frank Kermode, was once an unwilling accomplice in mass libricide when he accidentally had his entire personal library systematically destroyed. The unfortunate episode is recounted in his Daily Telegraph obituary: “Expecting the arrival of some men to help … Continue reading

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