Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kundera’s Ignorance

Refreshing…that was the word I used at the end of the last post – but as I did so I felt I was copping out. OK. OK. Kundera’s first essay does provide a useful – and, dare I say it, … Continue reading

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Kundera on the novel

After Forster, the obvious book to extract from my heaving shelves was Milan Kundera’s The Art of the Novel. Immediately we are treading different waters. Where Forster dissects the novel like a pig, Kundera communes with its deeper significance. He … Continue reading

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Author chat link

Here’s the author chat I did May 2012 on Goodreads. It was fun. http://bit.ly/K0HJZY

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The novel according to Forster

  The slim, blue backed Pelican did not at first attract my eye. Pelican as in book,  a variation on the P-bird theme of Penguin Books.  But eventually I got round to it. Such an unassuming title: Aspects of the … Continue reading

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Jerking my chain

The ad for Switzerland dropped out of the newspaper and lay around on the table for a week or two before I noticed the headline: “Switzerland – the land of…” OK. Hit the pause button. What word do you think … Continue reading

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