1944 Diary is set in the Dutch city of Delft during the 2nd World War. But the War is very much in the shadows. just a backdrop. It is more about the author’s struggles and doubts about his ability to be a writer, his inclination to be a doctor, and the conflicts of his feelings for his wife and child and his mistress. The author, Hans Keilson, is a German of Jewish faith. He is in hiding in Delft. Not to spoil the ending, he survived the war and lived to age 101, a significant writer, poet, doctor, and psychoanalyst – he died in 2011.
Feelings Of Alienation? Belonging? etc June 18, 2018
Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie. A wonderful book and particularly appropriate reading after numerous discussions last weekend at my 60th reunion at Middlebury College in Vermont.
A Finger Weaving Project May 13, 2018
This is the progress so far with my grandson’s finger weaving project
I remembered a book I had seen long ago. I couldn’t find it in my collection of weaving books. So I decided I must have borrowed it (several times) from the local library in Dublin.
Through good old Amazon I was able to order it, It’s a good little book with clear instructions, interesting and colorful illustrations, and a bit of history as well.
After a “bit of help” from dad.
Reading Treasures February 5, 2018
Apologies for the orientation of these 2 photos, What a splendid book by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard – Winter. His book Autumn came out a while ago, now Winter, and I’m sure Spring and Summer are sure to follow. Just collections of kind of random essays appropriate to the season. Excellent – and thought provoking. Plus beautiful paintings.