Monthly Archives: March 2022

A Room With a View. E M Forster.

Forster, E M. A Room With a View. Edward Arnold London 1908. F; 3/22. I read something else by Forster many many years ago and remember enjoying it but can’t recall the title. This one got me interested as I … Continue reading

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Still Life. Sarah Winman.

Winman, Sarah. Still Life. Penguin UK, 2021. F; 3/22. I’ve run across and read impressive novels based on other classical literature before: A Thousand Acres based on King Lear and The Hours on Mrs. Dalloway. But this long and magnificently … Continue reading

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Tutto, Vancouver.

March 2022 I had driven by this location many times coming up Smithe from Cambie Street and thought it was just a small cafĂ© because of its unassuming corner front in a renovated brick building. For sure the entrance is … Continue reading

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The Use and Abuse of Art. Jacques Barzun.

Barzun, Jacques. The Use and Abuse of Art. A W Mellon Lectures, Princeton Press 1974. NF; 3/22. I can’t avoid mixed feelings about contemporary (modern, post-modern or whatever we call it) art (painting but also music, poetry, dance, theatre etc) … Continue reading

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Except When I Write. Arthur Krystal.

Krystal, Arthur. Except When I Write. Oxford, New York 2011. NF; 2/22. This author who is new to me wrote a piece of atypical fiction I read in a recent New Yorker. He’s a couple of years younger than I … Continue reading

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