A Garden in This Wretched World: On László Krasznahorkai’s “A Mountain to the North, a Lake to the South, Paths to the West, a River to the East”

November 26, 2022 EVERY WORK OF ART entails a journey, not necessarily in its essence but in its creation: a search by an artist or artist to discover how to tell their story, to develop their idea, to convey their emotion, to display their vision; a search for the apposite, if not the perfect, combination … Read more

Our friends in the North

Robert Edric was born in 1956, the year Anthony Eden’s government passed the Clean Air Act to reduce the heavy smogs known as “pea-soupers” – caused largely by coal-burning fires – in which British towns and cities were regularly cloaked. Even so, the Sheffield that emerges in his tense and vivid memoir My Own Worst … Read more