The Lost Landscape. A Writer’s Coming of Age – Joyce Carol Oates

"Our lives are enormous waves breaking on the shore, retreating and leaving only a few scattered things behind for us to contemplate ..." "... we are not absolutely determined by even crucial events in our lives; an initial failure may release us to a new, more appropriate, and even more challenging course of action. We have … Continue reading The Lost Landscape. A Writer’s Coming of Age – Joyce Carol Oates

Vintage Munro – Alice Munro

Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 and is considered to be "the master of the contemporary short story" (from the Presentation Speech). In her stories, ordinary people's voices intersect to create an intricacy where they do not necessarily meet. They barely touch being unaware of each other's presence and yet … Continue reading Vintage Munro – Alice Munro