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Jewish Cemetery, Ferrara

When I knocked on the door of the Jewish Cemetery in Ferrara I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d read Giorgio Bassani’s novel ‘The Garden of the Finzi Contini’ from cover to cover – several times. 1,356 more words


There Is Nothing Noble Or Virtuous About Defending The EU

The EU’s defenders in the middle class and political/cultural elite love to believe that they are supporting a grand and noble project, but close their eyes to the economic and democratic damage wrought by this failing supranational union… 1,220 more words

UK Politics

I say I was learning Italian, but in fact I was learning English too. Relearning it. Nothing makes you more aware of your own language, its structure and strategies, than the differences of a new one.

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Mini reads for dipping

So the days of leisurely reading my way through book after book while my baby napped or fed for hours at a time are now gone. 487 more words

Book Reviews

Where I'm reading from

Where I’m reading from: The changing world of books by Tim Parks – New York Review Books, 2015; first published in 2014.

I enjoyed the first two parts of the book – “The world around the book” and “The book in the world” – more than the latter two – “The writer’s world” and “Writing across worlds”. 231 more words

In English

Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books by Tim Parks

In Where I’m Reading From, Tim Parks chips away at some of literature’s loftier assumptions, including those regarding globalization, translation, writing professionally, and much more. 92 more words


Putting the world into words - Tim Parks and why we write

I’ve been fond of English writer Tim Parks since he cheerfully admitted to ABC Radio interviewer Margaret Throsby that he had had ‘enough rejection slips for his novels to paper Buckingham Palace with!’ 667 more words