April 2023

My book of the month for April was Sir Walter Scott's, The Heart of Midlothian

For the Sir Walter Scott, The Heart of Midlothian (1818) video:
Excellent historical romance centering on a young woman's quest to obtain a royal pardon for her sister, who has been sentenced to death for child-killing.
Thomas Bernhard, The Loser
For my Bernhard series, this is one of his best and centers on the eccentric piano player, Glenn Gould, and the catastrophic effect of his genius on two of his classmates.
Orhan Pamuk, The White Castle
Objectionable Orientalist novel by Turkish practitioner of the 'world-novel'.
Mary Shelley, The Last Man
Medieval in its portrayal of love, but set in the year 2073.

Short Stories
Italo Calvino, Difficult Loves
The Adventure of the Married Couple
Kitchen-sink atmosphere in a story where a shift-working man barely sees his wife before she sets off for work.
The Adventure of a Poet
Excellent conclusion to this story of a poet and his lovers rowing out to a cave.

George Steiner, Language & Silence
Harold Perkin, The Origins of Modern English Society
Kaneko Fumiko, The Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman
Leonora Carrington, The House of Fear: Notes from Down Below

Critical Works
1963 Kleine, Don W. The Garden Party: A Portrait of the Artist
1968 Iversen, Arhus. A Reading of Katherine Mansfield's The Garden Party
1973 Justus, James H. Katherine Mansfield: The Triumph of Egoism
1978 Sorkin, Adam J. Katherine Mansfield's The Garden Party: Style and Social Occasion
1985 Zapf, Hubert. Time and Space in Katherine Mansfield's The Garden Party
1990 Trotter, David. Colonial Subjects
2005 Rodriguez Salas, Gerardo. Postmodernist Katherine Mansfield
2013 Wilson, Janet. Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial (Chapter 2)
2013 Wilson, Janet. Katherine Mansfield as Postcolonial Modernist