A Lonely Impulse of Delight is a newsletter about how stories work. Most editions will feature analysis of a specific book, movie, or other piece of narrative art. I try my best to find fresh interesting angles. Sometimes I’ll branch out into other arts and culture topics, including the occasional polemic. And each week, I break down a different Calvin and Hobbes strip, as well as linking to a poem. I’ll keep experimenting with the format and trying to find ways to keep all of this fun. If you like my writing, check out my Twitter and my podcast. Also, this newsletter is part of the Discontents collective. Consider signing up for the Discontents newsletter, and check out our other member publications for more great independent media. Thanks for signing up!

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How stories work, plus Calvin and Hobbes and other fun arts and culture things