Monthly Archives: July 2016

Place Writing on Andros

Jul 10, 2016 |

The 14th edition of the Aegean Arts Circle has just convened. We all met at the Nostimo cafe in Rafina where we boarded a ship bound for Andros, and within 2 hours of departure, we arrived at the port of Gavrio where we checked into the fabulous Andros Holiday Hotel. This year’s participants hail from […more]

Literary E-Tourism

Jul 3, 2016 |

Being immobilised indoors has given me time to indulge in Literary E-Tourism.  I started reading Patrick Modiano’s novel, Dora Bruder and immediately his opening lines provide sufficient detail to see if he is using real facts and places.The novel opens with a brief newspaper item dated 31st December 1941; it was the period when Marshal Pétain […more]

On Bonnefoy

Jul 2, 2016 |

‘Rather ivy, you would say, ‘the way it clings to the stones of this night: … Face without roots… Rather this wind…’  Bonnefoy With these narrative artefacts, fragmented and unfinished, Yves Bonnefoy begins to show us a world without conclusion. His act of defiance towards the narrative pressures inherent in both the French and English […more]