A la recherché du temps perdu is a novel, right? But it is a fictional treatment suggested by Proust’s real life experiences. Yet Knausgârd refers to his six part work, Min Kamp, as an autobiographical novel. Same thing?Continue reading “Proust or Knausgârd”
I can’t retrace my early childhood because the geographical evidence has disappeared. It’s a major highway interchange now.Continue reading “My Struggle”
My idea of a popular yet informative approach to contemporary literature and the newest writers around the world is the journal Tin House. I’ve spoken of this journal before and will continue to suggest everyone to at least take a peek into an issue if not go for a regular subscription. I have nothing to do with the publication but I know that most of my friends who have followed my advice are quite pleased with Tin House.
Today the mailman stuffed my mailbox with multiple issues of travel brochures from a company I used over five years ago (they just won’t give up but I will say, their brochures are lovely and their printing must have been costly: too bad I just toss them in the garbage), two or three bills or invoices, a real estate come-on, and Volume 15, Number 4 of Tin House full of interesting Summer Reading. Now I have enjoyed two cups of coffee at my desk while I reviewed the great stuff in this newest issue.