Sunday, October 14, 2007

False Prophets

Now reading The Golden Notebook, on the back of a bandwagon. My reading is informed by essays on Lessing by Joan Didion and Heather Mallick, each from an opposing point of view. (I wonder what Mallick thinks now of her essay "Lessing is More" having been subtitled "Why Doris Lessing won't win the Nobel Prize for Literature", though the subtitle seems to be the only thing she got wrong in the entire piece).

Also now reading Margaret Atwood's new collection of poetry The Door which is wonderful.

Finally, my first post "Encounters with Books" is now up at the Descant blog. A few bugs still need to be worked out over there, but I hope you'll check my piece out, and that you enjoy it.