By popular demand we present another nursery rhyme from this intriguing volume.
You must read this aloud to appreciate it:
Jan Steen, The Dissolute Household
This is not unlike Gert’s family gatherings.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of (Blaise Pascal).
Not so fast, young Blaise. Anita Brookner knows a lot about those hidden reasons. It’s her material. Continue reading Anita Brookner: Look At Me
Gert, if she were still in the workforce, would be inspired to even greater efforts for her employers after reading George Saunders’ story Pastoralia. The narrator has just responded reluctantly to his supervisor’s pressure to provide some information that will allow them to sack his workmate, Janet:
I loved this observation in Kundera’ s The Joke which I’ve just reread (and as often happens, found so much more in it that I did twenty years ago):