Book Ramblings: The Last Encounter

Sandor Marai was a Hungarian novelist born in 1900 in Kassa, a small town which now belongs to Czech-Republic. He spent years in exile in Germany and France in the 1920’s until he immigrated to the United States, and the subsequent ban of his work in Hungary caused his novels to be forgotten for manyContinue reading “Book Ramblings: The Last Encounter”

BookRamblings: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion This book had been collecting dust at the bottom of my bookshelf for some years now, left by a friend who used to live in Madrid, until I decided to pick it up a couple weeks ago in my attempt to read all the books I own. The older IContinue reading “BookRamblings: Slouching Towards Bethlehem”

Book Ramlings: L’avalée des avalés

The Swallower Swallowed, Rejean Ducharme This novel has been my favorite read of the year. It really made more than just an impression; it sank into my bones, the kind of astonishing, fresh writing that makes you say, “My god I wish I could write this.” Published in 1966, it was the first successful bookContinue reading “Book Ramlings: L’avalée des avalés”