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Tag Archives: Sander L. Gilman
Ironic. Kafka’s writing was centered around the concept of non-belonging and by extension, about belonging too much. Almost an adversarial relationship with Maimonides golden mean, the elusive middle. Better to poke emotional catastrophe in the groin and hear he roar … Continue reading
Deeply flawed but compelling characters. Redeemable in ways that are hardly obvious, obscure and sometimes better left covered under the tarp. To many Canadians, Mordecai Richler is a perplexing figure; plainly put, he is often resented, and caricatured in so … Continue reading
there is an uncomfortable sense of comfort to the film Barney’s Version, the Robert Lantos adaptation of the Mordecai Richler novel. There are the familiar devices of death, longing and memory but the ingenious Richler always managed to steer clear … Continue reading
Canada… the true north…..Wikileaks….It must be something in the water, and Canadians don’t want Americans drinking it or sharing it … “A few acres of snow” – “Quelques arpents de neige”- is a quotation from Voltaire popularly understood to be … Continue reading
A macabre gaiety pervaded Berlin like an intoxicating smog. There was no shortageof drink, drugs, or beautiful women. “There are two kinds of places,” wrote a contemporary of Bertolt Brecht, ” those one talks about, and those one doesn’t talk … Continue reading