Book Review: Winkie by Clifford Chase (Grove Press). I have about as much patience for silliness as I do for writing commentary. That is to say, I rarely indulge, and if I do, it had better be good. So when my mum told me I needed to read a book about a teddy bear who wills … Continue reading More human than human?
Book Review: Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer (Pantheon). Traveling to Venice for the Biennale, journalist Jeff Atman feels as bound to write a story about contemporary art as the author is determined to tell us a story about Jeff Atman. Art expositions, acute observations, bellini-swigging festivities, and the fineries of drunken and high-on-cocaine … Continue reading Flowing through art and death