Departure

Henry Miller had written about his city, and Francis Lenôtre too had known happy days in his birthplace. The street was calm, a few children were playing near the school, a familiar sight. Francis closed the door, turned slowly round holding his light suitcase in a firm hand. The metro station was ten minutes walk … Continue reading Departure

The search for Cesárea, a #reading of “The Savage Detectives”, Roberto Bolaño

"Roberto Bolaño" by Farisori - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons. From the Golden Fleece to The Two Towers, from the Holy Grail to Heart of Darkness, great works of world's literature are often stories of quests. So goes for Roberto Bolaño's masterpiece, The Savage Detectives, which follows two young poets, Arturo Belano … Continue reading The search for Cesárea, a #reading of “The Savage Detectives”, Roberto Bolaño

Edit, Rewrite, or… Scrap: #Writer’s dilemma #amwriting

I know this work is far from being completed, let alone publishable. Friends have, politely, ignored invites to comment, always a bad sign... Yet I am reluctant to scrap, while accepting that making this good would require a lot of effort, probably more so than it took to scribble in the first place. What hope … Continue reading Edit, Rewrite, or… Scrap: #Writer’s dilemma #amwriting