Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yesterday I read my first-ever Alice Munro short story.
I was dazed at the close.
She brings her reader to a place that is unsettling, strange and yet known, and leaves them there, letting them draw their own conclusions, so much said unsaid. Perhaps that is the best way, a quicksilver shorthand that the clued-in reader grasps, and for the rest it does not matter.
Amazing mastery of the craft.

Link added:

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1999/12/27/1999_12_27_110_TNY_LIBRY_000019900

3 comments:

AmitL said...

Haven't read any..any netlinks?

norrbu said...

Never heard of Alice Munro Austere di. Can you put a link to that story ??

mago said...

I do not know Ms Munro and will later have a look.