Joseph Conrad “Typhoon and Other Tales” – book review

Joseph Conrad’s  Typhoon and Other Tales – a book review This short Oxford University Press edition includes four short stories by Joseph Conrad: Typhoon, Falk, Amy Foster and The Secret Sharer, and a very useful introduction. I loved it. I do not typically read shorter fiction, but these stories were incredibly satisfying in their sense of completeness and wholenesss as works of art. Nabokov once said in his Lectures … Continue reading Joseph Conrad “Typhoon and Other Tales” – book review

Violence against women – with lyrics by Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and Robert Browning

Do you remember a song that was top of the charts in 2008? It went:   They call me The Wild Rose  But my name was Elisa Day  Why they call me it I do not know  For my name was Elisa Day   The song is “Wild Rose”, performed by Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue. And it used to be on the radio all … Continue reading Violence against women – with lyrics by Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and Robert Browning