The Mortgaged Heart by Carson McCullers (A Poem for Thursday)

The dead demand a double vision. A furthered zone, Ghostly decision of apportionment. For the dead can claim The lover's senses, the mortgaged heart. Watch twice the orchard blossoms in grey rain And to the cold rose skies bring twin surprise. Endure each summons once, and once again; Experience multiplied by two - the duty… Continue reading The Mortgaged Heart by Carson McCullers (A Poem for Thursday)

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Interview with Liza Klaussmann

Liza Klaussmann's debut novel Tigers in Red Weather was published by Picador on 2nd August to great critical and commercial success, having already been very popular with book bloggers and literary critics. A carefully plotted family saga covering twenty years, with secrets and lies sizzling at their summer house. I reviewed the book in July and… Continue reading Interview with Liza Klaussmann

Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

I came to hear of Djuna Barnes when I started reading Anais Nin, who was influenced by her. I read a little about Barnes and liked what I read - she was an American in Paris in the 1920s, wrapped up in the Modernist scene. I read recommendations from TS Eliot. This was enough to… Continue reading Nightwood by Djuna Barnes