“No Pen, No Ink…”

“No Pen, No Ink…”

Disease epidemics have been the inspiration for many a writer and his work.  Boccaccio  wrote his Decameron at the time of the Black Death in 1348.  A recent article in the Guardian newspaper asked whether Shakespeare wrote King Lear in the lockdown of 1606. Even...
Where, the mile end

Where, the mile end

Ou quand le vent boréal souffle une influence sur le poète. Du premier poème ‘Steel skin’ où on y regarde un hiver qui s’étend de Dublin jusqu’au bord du Mississipi et encore, au second poème ‘Looped’ où le fil du nord laisse des traces de vent glacial.

A Review of Paul Auster’s 4321

A Review of Paul Auster’s 4321

It was by happenstance that I picked up a copy of Paul Auster’s latest novel 4321 (2017) a couple of weeks ago at a McGill University “take a book leave a book” site. As expected from Paul Auster, the novel is hilarious, genius, meta and highly readable. But what was unexpected was that I found myself reading a re-imagined version of Ulysses.

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