Hello, as you know, we shall be starting our year with a close reading of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg Ohio. To help you understand why we chose this writer, you might like to hear what contemporary novelist Tom Perrotta had to say about him ten years ago.
Facebook does have its uses, as it is through this means that I was alerted about the completion of a whale of a project : the audio recording of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick by a roster of big names in the Anglo-American cultural sphere, starting with Tilda Swinton for chapter one. The beauty of this […]
Portrait by Anne Estelle Rice, painted in Cornwall in 1918: offered to the National Portrait Gallery in 1932, the trustees rejected it and it was bought by the National Art Gallery of New Zealand in 1940. In 1999 a photograph of KM was hung in the NPG. Katherine Mansfield said to an old friend, sadly, at […]
I have chosen a passage from Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the Cherry as our next translation. I thought it would be fitting to select a contemporary feminist writer as a counterpoint to our foray into Victorian feminism. I do hope you find Winterson’s work as enjoyable as I do, and next time you think you have […]
Winesburg, Ohio is a short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson, that I read this year, and I would like to tell you a little about some aspects of his book. He started to write Winesburg, Ohio in 1915. All the stories were written rapidly, with little need for revision, each of them […]
I hope you still remember our foray into Rick Bass’s universe. Here’s the promised link with the short story I told you about, called the Canoeists. It’s a good way to explore his writing further, plus you get to hear him and some good music too. [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=1232026423 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=63b2cc tracklist=false]