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Memoirs, Non-fiction

If I owe being a writer to anyone it must be my mom.  She was the one who first fed my passion by passing onto me the books that she was reading with her book club.  I’ve always remembered myself as being twelve when I started enjoying reading.  But the three novels that I remember as my introduction to the world of fiction, independent of the required ‘classics’ we had to read at school, were all published in 1976. I would soon discover Hemmingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner, in another household, andSEE DETAILS

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Graphic Novels, Memoirs, Non-fiction

Every art form has its peculiar advantages and relies upon the limits of its medium to generate a creative tension within the admirer of that particular art form. And this creative tension is heightened by the degree to which the viewer—or reader—participates in the realization of the creative product by becoming enthralled by it.I have long envied the seductive power of cinema which unites, in such a potentially explosive and irresistible form, the mysterious allure of sound combined with image. But the deceptively silent written word has its charms asSEE DETAILS

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Essay Collections, Memoirs

That “double frame of mind” refers to the essential nature of the writing life which is always a life simultaneously lived and observed while living it and, on top of this, continually reflected and commented upon, in writing, regardless of the degree of blatant autobiography involved in any of that writing.

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Memoirs, Non-fiction

If I owe being a writer to anyone it must be my mom.  She was the one who first fed my passion by passing onto me the books that she was reading with her book club.  I’ve always remembered myself as being twelve when I started enjoying reading.  But the three novels that I remember as my introduction to the world of fiction, independent of the required ‘classics’ we had to read at school, were all published in 1976. I would soon discover Hemmingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner, in another household, andSEE DETAILS

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Graphic Novels, Memoirs, Non-fiction

Every art form has its peculiar advantages and relies upon the limits of its medium to generate a creative tension within the admirer of that particular art form. And this creative tension is heightened by the degree to which the viewer—or reader—participates in the realization of the creative product by becoming enthralled by it.I have long envied the seductive power of cinema which unites, in such a potentially explosive and irresistible form, the mysterious allure of sound combined with image. But the deceptively silent written word has its charms asSEE DETAILS

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Essay Collections, Memoirs

That “double frame of mind” refers to the essential nature of the writing life which is always a life simultaneously lived and observed while living it and, on top of this, continually reflected and commented upon, in writing, regardless of the degree of blatant autobiography involved in any of that writing.

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Fiction

I’m hesitant to write a less than glowing review of Denis Johnson’s The Laughing Monsters because I’m such an admirer of much of his other work.  And the novel begins in a way that only raised my expectations.  The fantastic dialogue—so cryptic and quippy and spot-on, revealing levels of tacit understanding between the speakers while leaving the reader both wondering and hurrying to catch up—is perfect for this fictional world of renegade turncoat spies and other outcasts that form an international class of interloping social detritus.  This dialogue along with theSEE DETAILS

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Fiction

Written in a deft and fluid prose, that pours across the page as effortlessly as rain water running down one of those narrow streets paved with setts—or sampietrini—that provide the setting for the novel, My Brilliant Friend tells the story of two girls destined to mirror each other.

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