Mavis Gallant’s “A Painful Affair” (1981)

2019-06-26T15:53:21-05:00

As soon as I met Henri Grippes, I felt like I knew him. He reminded me of Charles Filandreux in “Siegfried’s Memoirs” (in Coming Ashore). Filandreux is a writer, all tied up in knots at the idea of writing a review he “would undoubtedly be requested to write”. Except

Mavis Gallant’s “A Painful Affair” (1981)2019-06-26T15:53:21-05:00

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Third Variation

2017-07-24T14:32:10-05:00

This is the third of three posts spiralling around the notes made while reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Each with ten parts. Thirty segments. As though my post is the aria and the thirty segments are the variations. In recognition of the importance which Bach's Goldberg Variations holds

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Third Variation2017-07-24T14:32:10-05:00

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Second Variation

2017-07-24T14:32:18-05:00

This is the second of three posts spiralling around the notes made while reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Each with ten parts. Thirty segments. As though my post is the aria and the thirty segments are the variations. In recognition of the importance which Bach's Goldberg Variations holds in

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Second Variation2017-07-24T14:32:18-05:00

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): First Variation

2017-07-24T14:32:26-05:00

This will be the first of three posts spiralling around notes made while reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Each with ten parts. Thirty segments. As though my post is the aria and the thirty segments are the variations. In recognition of the importance which Bach's Goldberg Variations holds

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): First Variation2017-07-24T14:32:26-05:00

Bloody Summer 2016, In My Reading Log

2016-07-19T11:15:27-05:00

Massacre, killer, murder: when these words appear on a novel's first page, readers are fore-warned. And, yet, the first third of Sara Taylor's Boring Girls (2015) is a coming-of-age story. "It was becoming more and more apparent that I had been right all along. No one could truly understand me, unless they got

Bloody Summer 2016, In My Reading Log2016-07-19T11:15:27-05:00
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