Tuesday, May 26, 2009

a few three

...among other greats, these writers changed my life forever...with a simple phrase or jot or ongoing sentence that lasts for pages and pages without pause:

William Faulkner
Edwidge Danticat
Gabriel García Márquez

8 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for showing me I have a huge hole in my life... haven't read anything by edwidge danticat, what would you recommend as a good start?

alas, julien doesn't have a car.... so much for my bonne idée about the marker photo....

rosedale's 4 head said...

@kimy: oh you have to read Danticat's The Farming of Bones...mesmerizing...

don't worry about the road trip to take a picture of my daughter's grave...it's out there in case...and i'm hopeful i'll get to do it myself...i just thought some people are infatuated with graves....

Wildeve said...

I was just going to say the same thing Kimy said- I haven't read Edwidge Danicat. I'll look for the book.

Wildeve said...

Oh and I LOVE the poem- what great imagery and meaning.

rosedale's 4 head said...

@Wildeve: She's one of my favorite Caribbean-American writers...beautiful stuff...gives readers a completely different worlds and fresh voice...

the poem was written for my great grandmother who died in 2003...was 92 years old and i was very very close to her...one time she told me, "honey, every time death comes looking for me, i'm outside doing something..." -- some of her images were/are fresh writing territory....

Polly said...

Faulkner and Marquez definitely changed my life too but I've never heard of Danticat. I'll give the Farming of Bones a go as well.

lettuce said...

i don't know the second of these at all - must search her out

Wildeve said...

I love that! "I'm outside doing something." :)