Spring 2018, In My Reading Log

2018-06-05T10:29:52-05:00

Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008) I thought the footnotes would make it fun (like in a Steven Haywood short story); I was more focussed on the ‘wondrous’ than the warning of brevity. In fact, Oscar’s life emerges from dictatorship and constricted choices, and you

Spring 2018, In My Reading Log2018-06-05T10:29:52-05:00

Louis Riel: On the Page, On the Stage

2019-05-11T19:55:12-05:00

The Canadian Opera Company is now presenting a new 50th-anniversary production of "Louis Riel", originally written for the celebration of the Canadian centenary in 1967, with an attempt to shift that oh-so-colonial gaze, now including indigenous artists and languages with more nuanced representations of the historical figures. These are powerfully important

Louis Riel: On the Page, On the Stage2019-05-11T19:55:12-05:00

About Darkness: Some recent discoveries

2014-07-11T16:19:39-05:00

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night, written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen. Published in 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. "There are definitely faster methods of making a picture, but few more enjoyable in a backwards sort of way." The artist was speaking of production,

About Darkness: Some recent discoveries2014-07-11T16:19:39-05:00

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings

2014-03-20T19:55:24-05:00

My experience with Neil Gaiman is relatively limited: Odd and the Frost Giants and the audio production of The Graveyard Book. Stardust is a very interesting third to add, and all the more so given that I have been reading the version illustrated by Charles Vess. 1997; DC Comics,

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings2014-03-20T19:55:24-05:00

Shree Ghatage’s Awake When All the World is Asleep (1997)

2014-03-20T15:11:08-05:00

Two years before everybody was talking about Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Shree Ghatage's collection was published. Awake When All the World is Asleep considers similar themes, and also presents a wide variety of narrators in both Indian and North American settings. (Okay, it didn't win a Pulitzer, but

Shree Ghatage’s Awake When All the World is Asleep (1997)2014-03-20T15:11:08-05:00
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