Posts Tagged ‘ novel ’

Here’s to you, Mrs. Dalloway! | 3 Quarks Daily

Noah Knopf in Harvard Political Review: It took me three tries to understand even a little of Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf’s famous 1925 modernist novel set on a single day in London. . . .

Source: Here’s to you, Mrs. Dalloway! | 3 Quarks Daily

A 1995 Novel Predicted Trump’s America – The New York Times

A Trailblazing Lesbian Artist Gets Her Due 

Harmony Hammond, “Kong” (1981), cloth, wood, foam rubber, acrylic, gesso, glitter, Dorland’s Wax Medium, charcoal powder, 41 x 74 x 26 inches, Everson Museum of Art, gift of Judith Daner

Made of foam rubber, gesso, glitter, wax and charcoal powder, these wrapped wooden armatures, which have a fantastical quality to them, were conjured up by a line in Monique Wittig’s 1973 novel Le Corps Lesbien (The Lesbian Body), in which she writes, “Cloth covered with latex suggests muscle and tissue.” These “wrapped sculptures” convey a muscular grace, as if Minimalism itself got a camp makeover par elegance.

Source: A Trailblazing Lesbian Artist Gets Her Due

The Redemption of Raymond Carver | Commonweal Magazine

Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942 (Wikimedia Commons)

Thirty years after the death of Raymond Carver, a new appraisal of his work reveals the writer’s openness to grace and redemption.

Source: The Redemption of Raymond Carver | Commonweal Magazine

Review: ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Is an Intimate Epic – The New York Times

CAROL – Official International Trailer – On Blu-ray & DVD March 21st – YouTube

What’s On Our Minds: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee – LEMON HOUND 3.0

ALLER/RETOUR

Day recedes to darkness
Day seen through the veil of night
Translucent grey film cast between daylight and dark
dissolving sky to lavender
to mauve to white until night overcomes.
Hardly a murmur
Between dark and night
Suspend return of those who part with rooms
While shadows ascent   then equally fade
Suspension of the secret in abandoned rooms
Passing of secret unknown to those who part
Day receding to dark
Remove light    Re move sounds to far. To farther.
Absence full. Absence glow. Bowls. Left as they are.
Fruit as they are. Water in glass as beads rise to the rim.
Radiant in its immobility of silence.
As night re   veils the day.

 

– Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982)

 

Today I’ve been thinking of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s “Aller/Retour” which appears in her experimental novel Dictee, originally published in 1982. My copy sits to my right, dog-eared and underlined. This poem appears in a series where we will explore other authors interactions with the text. 

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) was a poet, filmmaker, and artist. Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee (1982) was put back into print by University of California Press in 2009.

This poem has been posted with permission from University of California Press.

Source: What’s On Our Minds: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee – LEMON HOUND 3.0