Showing posts from 2019

Assmann - An anti-novel of radical DiSiLlusionment in the End Times

Melissa Bull - Dark like Duras, flippant comme Sagan, with elements of the surreal running through, these Montreal stories are modern feminist fables for the reader who is decidedly uninterested in upholding the moral of the story as it’s been traditionally told

Simon Roy - At once obsessive, dark, philosophical, academic, and touching, Kubrick Red is a bizarre memoir that manages to deconstruct and celebrate Kubrick’s 'The Shining' while laying out the hardest moments of Roy’s life as well as the continuing impact the film has had in his life

Aurora Cáceres - the most influential modernista prose work penned by a woman. It tells in elliptical, often lush prose the story of Laura, a rich young widow, and the course of her illness. In remarkably frank fashion for its time, the book relates her visits to her gynaecologist, her response to her ailment, her decisions as to how to deal with it, and her eventual fate

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo - Brutal, violent, raw, harrowing. Here, the smell of manure, blood, piss and viscera permeates every chapter; madness, sex, alcohol and death ooze out of every page. This is a novel of epic scope and equally epic ambition, and it is exhilarating and frightening to read

Harry Martinson - a poem of science fiction written by Swedish Nobel laureate. His business as a poet does not include the development of new principles of cosmology or the invention of thought systems but is rather concerned with details which will make credible whatever cosmology or thought systems he adopts