Joined at the Mind: Brian Fawcett (1944-2022)

By Stan Persky | 2023 January 25

Brian Fawcett wrote books for people who find television too slow. Stan Persky remembers a writer who never forgot his hometown, and with whom he shared a “joint mind.”

Recent Reviews:

Guardians of the Truth? Notes on MSM

By Stan Persky | Mar 26, 2019

Stan Persky checks out the “guardians of the truth,” and puts in a good word for mainstream media (MSM). It’s “breaking news.”

This Year’s Question

By Stan Persky | Feb 25, 2019

Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.

Good Country for Old Men

By John Harris | Feb 5, 2019

Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.

In the Land of Oz

By Stan Persky | Dec 28, 2018

Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”

David Shields - Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump

Taking the Piss out of Donald Trump

By Brian Fawcett | Nov 7, 2018

David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.

Recent Articles:

Joined at the Mind: Brian Fawcett (1944-2022)

By Stan Persky | Jan 25, 2023

Brian Fawcett wrote books for people who find television too slow. Stan Persky remembers a writer who never forgot his hometown, and with whom he shared a “joint mind.”

Cuckoo Coup

By Stan Persky | Nov 2, 2021

Stan Persky reflects on the ex-prez’s Jan. 6 coup attempt, and the danger that the “next coup” poses to democracy in a post-truth era.

Some Musings on Quitting Cigarettes and Facebook

By Michael Boughn | Aug 21, 2021

Michael Boughn on quitting cigarettes, and quitting Facebook. Compare and contrast.

Lindsay Shepherd and the Post-Scholarship University

By John Harris | Apr 13, 2021

    In his article “Speaking Out” (The Walrus, June 2019), Toronto-based 30-something freelance contrarian John Semley tells the story…

Book Publishing, Bookselling, George Bowering, and the new censorship

By Brian Fawcett | Jan 13, 2021

        I read George Bowering’s latest book, Writing and Reading (New Star, Vancouver, 2019), in a single…