We are our memory. The Book of Memory Gaps: a poetic meditation on the fragility of our memory

Cecilia Ruiz, The Book of Memory Gaps Published  2015 by Blue Rider Press, 64p   Jorge Luis Borges’ fascination with the human mind inspired Cecilia Ruiz, illustrator and author originally from Mexico City, now living and working in Brooklyn, New York, for her debut book, The Book of Memory Gaps, a collection of fourteen short… Continue reading We are our memory. The Book of Memory Gaps: a poetic meditation on the fragility of our memory

On my visit at MONA and David Walsh’s autobiography

David Walsh, A Bone of Fact Published 2014 by Picador, 384p   Tasmania is one of my favourite places; it is different from the rest of Australia and reminded me a lot of my home. The time I spent in Hobart and Launceston was an amazing experience. And the climax of my journey was when… Continue reading On my visit at MONA and David Walsh’s autobiography

Shaun Tan’s The Arrival pays tribute to all migrants and refugees

  Shaun Tan, The Arrival Published by Lothian Books, 2007   Once I have read The Singing Bones I knew that the saying One good book leads to another is perfectly true. The Arrival is a complex artistic book with no words that tells a universal story – the story of each immigrant. The black… Continue reading Shaun Tan’s The Arrival pays tribute to all migrants and refugees

On good life according to Hemingway

A.E. Hotchner, The Good Life According to Hemingway Published by Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2008, 144p   Hemingway’s influence on the 20th century literature is not debatable. His writings are his reaction to the world. If you’re going to be a writer, sooner or later you write about everything – the places… Continue reading On good life according to Hemingway

Shaun Tan’s unusual sculptural reproductions of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales

Shaun Tan, The Singing Bones. Foreword by Philip Pullman Published by Allen&Unwin, 2015, 192p   Fairy tales are eternal. A consistent proof is the translation of the Grimm’s tales into one hundred and sixty languages and dialects, as Jack Zipes says in his introduction for The Singing Bones. Featuring folkloric fantasy, fairy tales bring marvels… Continue reading Shaun Tan’s unusual sculptural reproductions of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales