Reasons to read Gary Barwin’s Yiddish for Pirates (2016)

2017-07-20T17:43:35-05:00

For a love of birds with wings, especially parrots. "But what did happen to Adam and Eve? Did they hollow out the Tree of Knowledge, make a canoe and then paddle east to Europe? Fnyeh. Not these Heyerdahls. But, if there ever were an Adam and Eve, who knows where they

Reasons to read Gary Barwin’s Yiddish for Pirates (2016)2017-07-20T17:43:35-05:00

Luisgé Martín’s The Same City (2013; 2015)

2016-11-10T07:20:56-05:00

It doesn't happen everyday: a single book resulting in a new reading resolution. Even the idea of it is somehow misleading, isn't it? Because in the life of a voracious reader, is it possible to isolate a single reading experience and claim it as the genesis of a change in

Luisgé Martín’s The Same City (2013; 2015)2016-11-10T07:20:56-05:00

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels

2020-10-22T12:25:41-05:00

Conflicted: that describes my first impressions after meeting Pillow in Andrew Battershill's Giller-nominated novel of the same name,and it also describes his perspective on the world. It's hard to be Pillow, to see all the angles which converge and diverge simultaneously on any single thought he has. For instance: "Pillow

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels2020-10-22T12:25:41-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2016

2020-12-18T15:59:31-05:00

Only ten this year, so far. Without my Alice Munro project to steer me, I am not reading as many short story collections now. Over the summer, I read Cherie Dimaline's A Gentle Habit (2015) as part of All Lit Up's summer bookclub. Dimaline is a member of the Georgian

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20162020-12-18T15:59:31-05:00

Laurence Scott’s The Four-Dimensional Human (2015)

2016-11-07T16:17:45-05:00

Are we spending so much time plugged-in that we are no longer ourselves and now perceive the world differently? Author Laurence Scott posits that digital technology has shaped a fourth dimension. We inhabit it, become it. The big question is: What does this mean? But just as one click online leads to a series

Laurence Scott’s The Four-Dimensional Human (2015)2016-11-07T16:17:45-05:00
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