Still life with teapot

The good thing about being my age is that if you haven t grown up already, you don t have to n nWhat do you do when you start talking to yourself on the bus If you re the writer Brigid Lowry, you change tack and write a book about what it means to be an ageing woman in the 21st century n nIn Still Lif

How to Write a Thesis

By the time Umberto Eco published his best selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy s most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Writ

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

What happens within us when we read a novel And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal book, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connec

My Father's Suitcase: The Nobel Lecture

Two years before his death, my father gave me a small suitcase full of his writings, hand writings and notebooks nOrhan Pamuk gave a speech called My Father s Suitcase when he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in December 2006 This emotional speech which sincerely conveys the spirit of Pam

Art Matters

A stunning and timely creative call to arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman n n The world always seems brighter when you ve just made something that wasn t there before Neil Gaiman n nDrawn from Gaiman s trove of published speeches, poems and creative manifestos, ART MAT

The Fiction Class

A witty, honest, and hugely entertaining story for anyone who loves books, or has a difficult mother And, let s face it, that s practically everybody On paper, Arabella Hicks seems than qualified to teach her fiction class on the Upper West Side she s a writer herself she s passionate


Impr gn d une mouvante r flexion sur l existence humaine, ce livre magnifique nous invite reconsid rer le regard que nous portons sur les points de retournements qui jalonnent notre vie n nDurant cet apr s midi de profonde intimit o je suis all e conduire ma m re vers sa mort, j ai touch au pl

52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

British poetry is in a wonderful state at present Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up to date ways Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty two of th


Marie Uguay occupe une place part dans la po sie qu b coise Sa po sie sensuelle, qui chante la beaut du monde, lui a gagn des lecteurs nombreux et fervents n nLe destin tragique de Marie Uguay lui conf re aussi la marque des tres d exception Comme Nelligan, comme Saint Denys Garneau, elle est