June, 2009

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Tom Cho: a ‘responsive’ interview

, Jun 18, 2009

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Tom Cho’s surprising, funny, sexy, postmodern short story collection Look Who’s Morphing is out now with Giramondo, ISBN: 9781920882549. Prompts: LiteraryMinded Answers: Tom Cho Auntie Ling Of the many impulses that the act of reading evokes, there are two that are especially irresistible. These are: 1) equating a text’s narrator with its author, and 2) equating […]
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Steven Amsterdam – a ‘responsive’ interview

, Mar 23, 2009

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Read the LiteraryMinded review of Steven Amsterdam’s Things We Didn’t See Coming, Sleepers Publishing, 9781740667012, 2009 (Aus, US) Prompts – LiteraryMinded. Responses – Steven Amsterdam. Beginnings I was inspired by a few loose pieces in the news, from life, the partisan splay of the 2004 election in the US, and my nervous mind, so I […]
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Josephine Rowe, a ‘responsive’ interview

, Jan 07, 2009

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LM ~ My first notes after I read East of Here, Close to Water – unedited: ‘You. He. She. All the characters so close to memories – sensitive to the way they press upon the present. Glimpses of a moment, rich – here and there. Empathy for a person – a man ‘howling on his doorstep’, […]
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Nam Le – a ‘responsive’ interview

, Oct 31, 2008

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The Boat, Nam Le, 2008, Penguin – Hamish Hamilton (Aus, US), 9780241015414 Sentences – LiteraryMinded Responses – Nam Le * The terminal point, point of contemplation. The idea of terminus is critical to narrative: what (and where) is the point that occasions the narrative?  What needs finishing in order for articulation to start?  Because a narrative, […]