In Review: The Week of November 6th

November 11, 2017

Our exploits this week including literary recluses, war books, and more. Read on to check out top 10s, interviews, and book recommendations.

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On the Blog


~ In Under the Cover, Mary Theresa Kelly (On Mockingbird Hill, Caitlin Press) shares memories of her time spent in the mountain foothills of Alberta with a group of fire lookout observers: "Only one person in each couple had the fire lookout job but we all cultivated the fire-lookout lifestyle. Transcendental meditation, Jung’s dream analysis, vegetarian cooking, the books of Jack Kerouac, and the music of Brian Eno." 

~ We interviewed Claude Lalumière about his latest mosaic novel, Venera Dreams (Guernica Editions), his influences, and one stand-out moment that helped him become a writer: "It had never occurred to me before that moment that, if I wanted, I could write the kind of stories that I would like to see in the world. I didn't start to write quite yet, but a slow-burning fire had been ignited."

~ We compared the life and work of two literary recluses: J.D. Salinger and Norman Levine in If You Liked x, Read y.

~ We rounded up a list of top 10 emotional war books for Remembrance Day.



Around the Web


~ Online dating as Emily Dickinson via Electric Lit.

~ Canadian authors were among the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award longlist, including books from Dominique Fortier; Michelle Butler Hallett, Jen Sookfong Lee; Catherine Leroux; Ashley Little; and Paul Rowe.

~ These similes involving bad similes are as cool as a cucumber via McSweeny's



What Else We're Reading

Mandy is reading BookThug's The Videofag Book edited by Jordan Tannahill and William Ellis, which chronicles the four years Videofag served as a counterculture space for artists. 





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