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Sunday, November 20, 2011


When you've just finished a literary work, Margaret Atwood's Surfacing, and all you can think to say about it, is "It was good," you know your brain is tired and you have too much to do. It wouldn't earn you an "A" on a book report, and it doesn't make for a valuable blog post. I'm getting e-mails from people in "real" life, and I need to answer them. Next week is filled with visits with friends and family. Until after the Holidays, I need to take a break from posting for a while. Perhaps it's time to Surface.

In the meantime, here's a link to a New York Time's article by Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood's Tale, with an overview of Surfacing and other major works.

And here's a link to a post at a favorite site, Art of Narrative, with amazing and gorgeous illustrations by Maurice Lalau, The Romance of Tristram and Iseult.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


  1. I've definitely had days/weeks like that--where my only thought it "I loved it."

    Have you read The Summer Without Men? I feel like you would love that...

    A very happy Thanksgiving to you!!

  2. Hi Hannah,

    Thanks for the recommendation, and the Happy Thanksgiving! I always follow up on book recommendations, but, with every good intention, I don't always get the time to read them. I'll look for Summer Without Men tomorrow.

    Surfacing will work on me, I think, and emerge somewhere, in some way. I find it hard to believe you are ever without a response to what you see and read and hear; but I'm sure you internalize, too. As always, I love coming in to read your poems.

  3. Hi, Annie

    Happy Thanksgiving! We don't have that down here, but I love saying it aloud, and above all, to you.

    I do hope to see a couple more posts from you before Christmas. If not, enjoy your family and friends visiting.

    All the best xo

    ps I will email you after Nanowrimo is finished. :)

  4. Hi Joanne,

    Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you. I'm glad Nanowrimo is going well!