Writer Directory: A Book of Encounters offers a species of hybrid text, part miniature literary biographies, part figuration and metaphor. Each portrait is thereby not reluctant to assume its own kind of licence. Not least in calling upon the author’s working part in the equation. Starting from the fantasy of “meeting” Herman Melville, there follow twenty or so selective encounters with writers of a more subsequent time, our own time. Angles, overlaps, tributes.
About the Author
Tokyo, 1997-2011. British-born, he previously taught at the University of Kent, UK.
Currently he lives in Murcia, Spain.
Table of Contents
How Do You Do Mr. Melville
W.H. Auden’s Slippers
Going up with Beckett
White Earth Voice: Kimberly Blaeser
Ana Blandiana and Holding the Line
Anglo-Irish Style: Elizabeth Bowen
High in the Sky with Dennis Brutus
The Mysteries of Rex Burns
Guyana Story and David Dabydeen
Beyond Finlandia: Anselm Hollo
Surreal Jazz: Ted Joans
East End Bernard Kops
Spanish Evening with Mary McCarthy
Beyond Kimchi: Gary Pak
Bernice Rubens and the Human Knot
Scrolling Down Kazuko Shiraishi
Latino Boston: Tino Villanueva
Theatre of Shawls: Anne Waldman
The Magic Curtains of Karen Tei Yamashita
Are You There Robert Yeo?