Mary Novik’s Muse (2013)


"The more I write, the more I discover that the partition between real and invented is as thin as a wall in a cheap hotel room." So says Jeanette Winterson, but thinking of Mary Novik's novel Muse, one might think the partition as thin as the pope's bedroom chamber curtain.

Mary Novik’s Muse (2013)2014-05-13T15:42:20-05:00

Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-22)


Acts of violence and devotion, rape and worship, funerals and betrothals, love-scenes and convent-life, adultery and illness: this medieval saga has so many facets to it that I was not expecting. Not the least of which being that it gripped my attention more tightly than any of the contemporary novels

Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-22)2014-03-17T15:33:26-05:00
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