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Category: Classics

Classics, Uncategorized

Gormenghast

β€œWhat sort of thing, Irma, my dear? What sort of thing are you referring to? I have done all sorts of things, I have removed a gallstone the size of a potato, I have played delicately upon my violin while a rainbow shone through the…

Classics, Uncategorized

Gormenghast

I’m reading Gormenghast both for the “Books I Should Have Read By Now” challenge and as part of Jackie‘s readalong. I think 100 pages a week is a pretty good target as Mervyn Peake’s trilogy is very wordy! I may be a day late, but…

Classics, Translation

The Slaughteryard

I have learned something this morning. That’s good going for 10:30 on a Saturday morning and it’s all thanks to The Slaughteryard by Esteban Echeverria, or more accurately, The Friday Project’s book that includes this Argentinian classic. El Matadero is reputed to be one of…