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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 26th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, man, this comment couldn't have come at a better time. I'm having such a rough go of it lately on the music writing front. So many opportunities that I'd been building my second career towards have dried up over the past few years, right before I could get in the door. Anyway, you made my week with your kind words, which are all the better for being pretty neatly aligned with my self-conception as a critic. The thing is, I really am trying to do what you said that I'm doing!

(You can download the rest from the link, BTW, if that was unclear)
jstgerma From: jstgerma Date: March 26th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm awash in rejection form letters the last couple of weeks, myself, so I can sort of relate. I don't know anything about the publishing side of music criticism, but it seems like yours deserves a prominent outlet.

I did misunderstand the link, so I'm glad you pointed that out. It's funny that I read that review just now, because a couple of hours ago I e-mailed to see if I could audit a translation seminar next quarter with John Felstiner, and I think his translation of Celan's selected works is on the reading list. Hopefully he lets me. Lit classes are like my academic Tucson; as much as I used to complain when I was in those environments, now I find myself missing them!
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