Articles by Andrew Saikali
November 28, 2010
He takes to task the Victorian obsession with categorizing, with trying to tame the wild, and makes a case for experiencing nature, for “green chaos.”
November 17, 2010
My feelings have swung from amazement to irritation and back again. I’ve been bemused and bored. I’ve been caught up in curious crowds, and I’ve loathed the drunken hordes.
April 28, 2010
While writers have never stopped writing short forms of fiction, Quattro is to be commended for giving this literary form some formal shape and focus.
April 22, 2010
A recurring theme in Graham’s book is “Saudade,” a complex emotion “that combines sorrow, longing and regret, laced perhaps with a little mournful pleasure.”
February 27, 2010
With a novelist’s attention to detail and a film buff’s ear for dialogue, this is a gripping tale of a father and son.
February 16, 2010
In these hand-written excerpts and notes, tracking his reading habits in those last few years, I’ve been given a sudden and surprising connection to my past.
January 27, 2010
Morley Callaghan’s That Summer In Paris, written in 1962, reveals Hemingway’s and Fitzgerald’s true nature, and offers an insider’s view of the events in Paris, in the summer of 1929.
October 26, 2009
Two-and-a-half years after Vonnegut’s death, Look at the Birdie offers an opportunity to be in the presence of his wit – whether a friendly wink or some darker satire.
October 14, 2009
Truth and lies, family and belonging are all woven together the Graham Greene way.
August 26, 2009
Epic in scope, William Boyd’s Any Human Heart is intimate to the core.