“By the end of the book, which reads like an article, we learn a great deal but know so little about the men behind the prose.”
Contradictions are a challenge our world poses to us, so they need to be dealt with by, among other things, literature.
I love the books I read to reflect the season I’m in.
Open up your calendar for the next 3 days. Events marathon coming right up!
For me, there is something pressing and ominous about a book I cannot finish.
The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…