|Thomas Hirschhorn, Subjecter (News-poetry), 2010|
- Audiobook actor, Sean Pratt, who has recorded over 800 audiobooks, reflects on what it was like to read David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest for recording - all 56 hours of it. One of the challenges, apparently, was mimicking Quebecois Francophone speech (it figures widely in large chunks of the book).
- A moving and compelling piece at The Millions which I enjoyed immensely: the writer attempts to turn a painful part of his past & identity into writerly approaches so that he might turn the experience into a book. What emerges is a meta reflection on how we turn experience into something for other people, how we embellish and how we find truth.
- A review of the new Joseph Roth anthology, The Hotel Years (his journalism from the 1920s and 1930s Europea) which I wrote about yesterday.
- A dress made of poetry. That's all.
- Pickle Me This looks at Louise Penny's latest book, The Nature of the Beast.
- L'Actualité previews events and highlights at World Press Photo Montreal (Site is in French).
- Montreal World Film Festival opens tonight! Lots of things look interesting including their World Competition, a Swedish documentary about Ingrid Bergman, a large number of Italian films and (one of my favorites) a number of Japanese films as well. And that's just the tip of the iceberg...
|Gamache is back|