RIP: Slobodan Drakulic, 1947-2010

By Brian Fawcett | 2010 September 29

A friend of mine, Slobodan Drakulic, died unexpectedly a few days ago. I hadn’t seen him for almost 18 months, but I missed his company if not on a daily basis, then frequently enough that I was often dimly aware of a resented absence in my life, a hole that could only be filled by…

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By Jean Baird | 2010 September 27

Jean Baird does the 1978 Booker nominees, and talks to Paul Quarrington. George Bowering is watching television.

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Some notes on the Rule of Thugs

By Brian Fawcett | 2010 September 21

Brian Fawcett reviews a recent translation of a 1947 book about fighting the Nazis from within. It generates some new thoughts about Marshall McLuhan’s view of human reality…

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By Jean Baird | 2010 September 20

Delayed by the summer holidays, Jean Baird uploads her analysis of 1977. We’re going to move a little faster through the years from here.

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Mandelman’s Debba

By Caleb Powell | 2010 September 1

Caleb Powell reads a tangled Israeli tale.

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Nazneen’s Moon

By Brian Fawcett | 2010 August 4

Brian Fawcett reviews Nazneen Sheikh’s unique memoir, Moon Over Marrakesh

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Echt! My Enthusiasm Curbed:Terry Rigelhof e-talks with Gordon Lockheed about the works of Anne Michaels and Michael Ondaatje

By Gordon Lockheed | 2010 July 23

Gordon Lockheed conducts an electronic Interview with Terry Rigelhof about the work of Anne Michaels and Michael Ondaatje, and their relative absence from Hooked on Canadian Books: The Good, the Better and the Best Canadian Novels since 1984

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That Sinking Feeling

By Stan Persky | 2010 July 5

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on the rough seas of capitalism.

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Other Voices, Other Realms

By Stan Persky | 2010 June 13

International writing in the first decade of the 21st century. How “elsewhere” became merely relative, and the “exotic” referred only to “virtual reality.”

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The New Ken Belford: Reaching Out without Selling Out

By John Harris | 2010 June 10

John Harris gives Ken Belford’s new book of poems the kind of close reading poets ought to be willing to kill to get, even when it doesn’t entirely come out the way they’d want.

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