Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Men Possessed of Dignity..."

I was in a meeting on Friday morning when my wife texted me to call home immediately. I feared an emergency, instead she alerted me to this attentive review from Steven W. Beattie in the National Post:

"...Vigna is a very serious writer, indeed. The men in Vigna’s tales resort to physical brutality as an expression of a kind of existential yearning; on a thematic level, these are stories of paralysis — of characters’ inability to rise above their circumstances — that owe as much to the work of Beckett and Joyce as to Hemingway and O’Connor."

Full review is here.

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