"The starvation for a sense of connection that informs so much every thing i have written flows from a typical holiday in a typical center, one I proportion with each person i have ever particularly known."--Note Book
Every unmarried morning considering the fact that early 2007, Princeton English professor Jeff Nunokawa has published a quick essay within the Notes portion of his fb web page. usually quite a few sentences yet by no means quite a lot of paragraphs, those compelling literary and private meditations have raised the fb put up to an paintings shape, received millions of unswerving readers, and been featured within the New Yorker. In Note Book, Nunokawa has chosen a few 250 of the main strong and remarkable of those essays, many observed through the snapshots initially published along them. the result's a brand new type of literary paintings for the age of electronic and social media, one who reimagines the essay's efforts, at the very least when you consider that Montaigne, to appreciate our universal situation via attempting to comprehend ourselves.
Ranging extensively, the essays frequently start with a citation from one among Nunokawa's favourite writers--George Eliot, Henry James, Gerard Manley Hopkins, W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, or James Merrill, to call a number of. At different instances, Nunokawa is simply as more likely to be discussing Joni Mitchell or Spanish football striker Fernando Torres.
Confessional and relocating, enlightening and wonderful, Note Book is eventually a profound mirrored image on loss and loneliness--and at the compensations that would be discovered via writing, literature, and connecting to others via social media.