The Novelist’s Event: Fact, Fiction, and a Writer’s Search for a Universal Subject
On November 18, 1978, an event unique in human history took place. In a remote region of Guyana, an elemental, disintegrating country just above the equator in South America, . . .
Bosch in the Burning World
At the joining of the Dommel and the Aa in the southern part of the Netherlands, a town was built and called “Bosch” after its forest. It prospered, rivaling Utrecht. . . .
The Stork and the Fires
No one knew when the stork had arrived. At first, it stood on the pier, its back to the town, looking out at the horizon; it appeared to be consumed or at least distracted by the sea from which it came. . . .
A Postmortem Guide & A Postmortem Guide (2)
A Postmortem Guide*
for my eulogist, in advance
Do not praise me for my exceptional serenity.
Can’t you see I’ve turned away
from the large excitements, . . .