Saturday, December 08, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
It's a shame Mina gets marketed as crime fiction -- she's a wonderful, close observer of character and class, with a sharp eye and tongue, this time setting down in 1984 Glasgow, with an Irish-Catholic take on the decline of the Scottish city.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Kafka's surreal "otherworldly" style is seen hatching in turn of the century Prague, where, as a Jew, he struggled with linguistic, nationalistic and religious ghetto-ization as a native Czech.
I didn't know he was so fond of swimming, too.
|Kafka's favorite painting on his first visit to Paris, a portrait of Voltaire still in his sleeping cap with his trousers only half-on.|
|Statue of Kafka in Prague|
|Kafka and his favorites sister, Ottla|
Thursday, October 25, 2018
I 'm struggling with the VOICEMAILS poems, though struck with lines all over the place. Also take it personally that he was adopted so avidly by Louise Gluck and Sarah Ruhl, as a tragic Keatsian figure who was dying throughout his short writing career.