TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (4 of 4)


A new Friday fugue, concluding this week, considering the ways in which our working lives appear on the pages of novels and short stories. (Previous weeks can be viewed here, here and here, if you're keen.) Riverhead, 2013 Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (4 of 4)2017-07-24T14:35:03-05:00

Talking Time: Life after Life, The Luminaries


Random House, 2013 The slippery question of time is often posed on the page. And with books, it’s different. In music, listeners are engaged at a pace dictated by the composer’s notation, beats counted as the bars pass, the audience arriving synchronously at the end of the piece.

Talking Time: Life after Life, The Luminaries2015-10-20T07:58:55-05:00

Re-reading Oryx and Crake, Notes on a Saturday


What a delicious juxtaposition: the lushness of the farmers' market this morning - and all the bounty and treat-ness that entails - with a re-read of Oryx and Crake planned for the remainder of the day. Like many other readers, I've been tremendously excited by the prospect of the trilogy's

Re-reading Oryx and Crake, Notes on a Saturday2019-08-28T12:54:26-05:00

Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home (2012)


This is Sandra's third post here, joining in the celebration of 45 days of House of Anansi; I introduced her, here, briefly, and she is now full-on in the process of organizing her own website/blog (not sure which will better characterize it). You may have had a hand in encouraging

Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home (2012)2014-03-20T15:06:20-05:00

“Who Do You Think You Are?” Alice Munro


Who does Rose think she is? Either the question has been asked of her, or she has asked it of herself, throughout her life. It's fitting that the final story give voice to that. It's also fitting that the reader feels the question has been half-answered in the final paragraph

“Who Do You Think You Are?” Alice Munro2014-03-20T20:07:14-05:00
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