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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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Jazz, by Toni Morrison

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 24 November 2011

Jazz (1992)(Novel)  by Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eye (1970), Beloved (1987), Paradise (1997) and others)   Pulitzer and Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison‘s magnificent jazz symphony of city voices and country hums, Jazz is a lyrical, moving, haunting novel, a multi-voiced human improvisation on love, fidelity and errancy.  Truly exceptional.  More than a must-read. (PR)

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“The Humbling”: Philip Roth On Philip Roth, And Charles Dickens, Actors, Marriage & Internet

Posted by the editors on Friday, 23 October 2009

In a, well, “Rothian”, interview with Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, entitled “Roth on Roth” in the Life & Style section of The Wall Street Journal (online) Philip Roth discusses his new novel “The Humbling” (2009, Houghton,Mifflin, Harcourt Publishing), offers up a list of Great American Authors of the 20th Century (and 21st) (Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, …), another list of Great Contemporary American Actors (DeNiro, Streep, …) and a wonderful excerpt from the new novel itself!

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