Remembrance

Remembrance

Imre Kertész, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002, chose first person for his semi-autobiographical Holocaust novel Fatelessness, published in 1975 as Fateless. In 1944, aged fourteen, he was one of the 440,000 Hungarian Jews deported to Auschwitz, where...
What Can Art Do? What Can Art Not Do?

What Can Art Do? What Can Art Not Do?

What can art do? And what can it not do? Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone asks both these questions, with an added dimension – can we make art when loneliness, to the point of extreme isolation, is the spur? Laing is a British...
Research = Digging

Research = Digging

How do you counterbalance too much time spent at the computer? I vowed I’d never write a blog at the very last minute, and here I am – with three blogs stashed in Microsoft Word – writing one I want to post tomorrow. I’ve started researching a sequel for the as-yet...