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robert-earle's picture
Nov.02.2012
  Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero is a novel worth reading for many reasons, and although it’s not a flawless book, as I’ll discuss later, that may even be one of the reasons to read it. The genius of the book is Ondaatje’s ability to focus his splendid prose on intriguing characters and...
surya-kalsi's picture
Oct.18.2011
In all my years of reading stories, I had yet to find an author who encompasses all aspects of my interests in style, landscape as character, memory and time, philosophical speculation, point of view, themes of impermanence, family relationships, history, and metaphoric language into one...
surya-kalsi's picture
Oct.18.2011
I love photography.  It is a poem, as opposed to film, which is a novel.  In his "Treatise on Painting" Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that painting (also a photograph), is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  I couldn't agree more...
surya-kalsi's picture
Oct.18.2011
The Effect of Tropes in Nabokov’s “Spring in Fialta” and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Both Vladimir Nabokov’s and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories are troves of figurative language.  In the opening paragraphs of “Spring in Fialta,” Nabokov writes, “The sea, its salt drowned in a solution of...
s-j-bradley's picture
Feb.04.2010
Last month I wrote about one of my all-time favourite lyricists, Elvis Costello, and this month I want to tell you all about one of my newer favourites, Craig Finn from The Hold Steady.  For those of you who don't know, The Hold Steady are a Americana-flavoured ROCK band from the American Midwest....