Last Sunday was Mother’s Day in Australia and I found myself at 10.30 am on a chilly morning with my daughter in a cinema watching a documentary about the fashion industry. Continue reading Dior and I
Looking back at my mother’s spoken anxieties, I feel a dim affection. At our best moments we had the makings of quite a good comedy team. (Jenny Diski, In Gratitude, LRB 37 no. 9, 7 May 2015) Continue reading Worn to a frazzle
Regular readers will know that Gert’s in favour of pranks and buffoonery – whatever’s fickle, freckled, who knows how, in human behaviour (with apologies to Gerard Manly Hopkins) and so of course everything Dada appeals to her. But is it advisable to lead a Dada life? Andrei Codrescu considers… Continue reading Pranks, buffoonery and bioelectronics: the Dada life
Would you like this book? Continue reading The soul selects its own society: Tomas Espedal’s Tramp
Since we’re in Norway this week, here’s a very winning extract from Gaute Heivoll’s Before I Burn, which we reviewed in an earlier post: Continue reading Ah, youth!