March 31, 2008 archive

Utopia, Dystopia, Messtopia – An Essay

Cynthia Ozick  is an American writer who has written poems, novels and essays. She was on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for her novel Heir to the Glimmering World (aka: The Bear Boy). Reviews for her work can be found on this site. Recently I discovered a short essay authored by …

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Embers – Book Review

One spends a lifetime preparing for something. First one suffers the wound. Then one plans revenge. And waits. He had been waiting a long time now. -From Embers, page 16- Sandor Marai was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1900 and became famous as a literary novelist. He was driven from Hungary after WWII due …

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