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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Divisadero (2007)(Novel)  by Michael Ondaatje (Coming Through Slaughter (1976)The English Patient (1992), Anil’s Ghost (2000), The Cat’s Table (2011))   Divisadero, Booker Prize-winning author Ondaatje’s fifth novel, published four years before his latest, The Cat’s Table (2011), is an oft’ poetic tapestry woven of nature and the threads, tangled, dangled, worn and broken, of human ties: familial, choice, chance, coincidence, love…   Divisadero, is a street in San Francisco one of the principal characters says, semi-truthfully, she is from, and says, further, that it comes from a word meaning division and also to see from afar…and this is what Divisadero, the novel, is about: truths, semi-truths, perceptions divided, rewoven, and all seen, partially, through rain or mist,  in varying light, and from afar.  (PR)

See our posts on Michael Ondaatje’s novels, Coming Through Slaughter, and the Booker Prize for Fiction-winning The English Patient.

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Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 8 December 2011

Coming Through Slaughter (1976)(Novel)  By Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient (1992), Anil’s Ghost (2000), Divisadero (2007), The Cat’s Table (2011)).   This slim, unconventional novel takes place in New Orleans in the early 1900s and takes as its theme the inspired tragic life of the cornetist Buddy Bolden, one of the mythical fathers of jazz.  And as the birth of jazz, from fragments of blues and religious hymns is the backdrop for Coming Through Slaughter, Booker Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje‘s novel is a lyrical,evocative mosaic of fragments: fictional first and third person observations, commentary and confessions, asylum records, photos, lists and more.  Coming Through Slaughter is an intimate, tragic and poetically contemporary look at the colorful, ebullient and iconoclastic life of a mythic and gritty, down and dirty early 20th century New Orleans amid rumors of jazz.  A must-read novel. (PR)

See our post on Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, winner of the 1992 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and his novel Divisadero.  And for more on the theme of early 20th century jazz (and much more), our post on the marvelous novel Jazz, by the multi-award-winning author Toni Morrison.

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The English Patient

Posted by the editors on Friday, 11 March 2011

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The English Patient, (1992), (novel), by Michael Ondaatje.  The novel The English Patient by the Canadian-Sri Lankan author Michael Ondaatje is a wonderful novel of sensuality and despair, of individual and global ethics permeated by a marvelous sense of delicate detail.  Winner of the Canadian Governor General’s Award and The Booker Prize, the novel was made into an eponymous award-winning film (9 Oscars, among other awards!) by Anthony Minghella with Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth, Juliette Binoche, and Naveen Andrews released in 1996 and still very much worth viewing. (PR)

See our posts on Michael Ondaatje’s novels Coming Through Slaughter and Divisadero.

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