Friday, March 30, 2012
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Parallel Lines (Don't Do It). Duke Street, Sandy Bay. March 2012.
I'll have to be quick.
Two books this week. The first Who Was David Weiser? by the Polish novelist Pawel Huelle. This is a fantastic book. We don't ever quite answer the question posed in the title, but the journey is magnificent. A tender, lovely work. Highly recommended!
Second up is a spot of literary theory, The Two Lolitas by Michael Maar. A (vaguely) interesting bit of literary detective work. I’ll be frank, I found it a somewhat dull. Your time would be better spent reading Nabokov himself, or even the ‘lost’ work of Heinz von Lichberg (the author of the ‘other’, less famous Lolita). Only for the completists.