Posts Tagged ‘ novel ’

Our fractured, fractious age in 1 sentence: Lucy Ellmann | CBC Radio

Lucy Ellmann is an American-born British novelist based in Scotland. Her novel Ducks, Newburyport is published by Biblioasis in Windsor, Ont. (Caroline Forbes/Biblioasis)

Lucy Ellmann’s Booker-nominated Ducks, Newburyport, captures our fractious, fractured age through the eyes of a likeable, pie-baking housewife in Ohio in an epic running 1,000 pages in a single sentence.

The fact that they rescued three little boys in that Italian earthquake, or avalanche, and when the rescuers reached the boys they said ‘Come out, my love,’ the fact that they said ‘Come out, my love’ as they pulled the boys free, and for some reason that made me cry, the kindness …
Ducks, Newburyport

 

Source: Our fractured, fractious age in 1 sentence: Lucy Ellmann | CBC Radio

The Nobel Prize Was Made for Olga Tokarczuk

OLGA TOKARCZUK. PHOTO: © K. DUBIEL.

Source: The Nobel Prize Was Made for Olga Tokarczuk

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo in conversation with Mark Krotov | Online Only | n+1

 

Source: Jean-Baptiste Del Amo in conversation with Mark Krotov | Online Only | n+1

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