the mutt

Whack#1 “A Moveable Feast”

Posted in General, Whack, Writing by grx20 on January 12, 2009

I’m starting a new section called Whack. It’s a place to share a piece of writing that has struck me as remarkable, for all the right reasons. I may not like the book or story in toto or enjoy the author’s style, but some parts might act like a whack from a wet fish between the eyes. Here’s the first one.

I came across this excerpt from Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.
Since we are talking about Hemingway, I’ll keep this brief and let the excerpt speak for itself.

This just plunged an ice sliver into my brain – this passage, it’s starkness and beauty has been haunting me the whole day.

(I got this from http://www.wherepilgrimsdisappear.wordpress.com – a lot more goodies there.)

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason. In those days, though, the spring always came finally but it was frightening that it had nearly failed.

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  1. FreeSpirit07 said, on January 13, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Wonderful choice to start Whack. That is a great book from a great author

    • the mutt said, on January 15, 2009 at 2:47 am

      Yes, glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Mads said, on January 14, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    hey this is a nice and innovative name. I liked the name Whack a lot. And this piece was good too.

  3. Mads said, on January 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Why aren’t you updating your blog?!!!!?!?!?! 😦

    • the mutt said, on January 29, 2009 at 5:18 am

      Hi Mads,
      Sorry for not being as prompt as I would like to. It’s been a little crazy at work and I have been travelling a bit. And also, truth be told, I couldn’t find something compelling enough to post here!
      Anyway, will get my act together. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. TM said, on February 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I agree with Mads .. wheres the blogging?

  5. Madelka said, on March 3, 2009 at 9:03 am

    First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

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  6. grace said, on March 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    um hi

    I too am wondering why the blogging has ceased. I’ve been one of the silent readers but I can remain silent NO LONGER in the face of this outrage.

  7. D Ramadoss said, on March 26, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    what the @#$%? where be ye blog?

  8. the mutt said, on April 1, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Hi Grace,
    Thanks for your suitable outrage! 🙂
    The best reply I can give is, I guess, to start blogging again – which I have now done!


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