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Other Solitudes: Canadian Multicultural Fictions Edited by LInda Hutcheon & Marion Richmond. 1990.


29."Swimming Lessons" by Rohinton Mistry is a really good story about a young man living in a new country. It is not surprising that his short fiction is thoughtful and filled with life and light. I have had the pleasure of hearing him read from one is his novels. His politeness to the interviewer, an academic, was such a contrast to the author of my 30th ss addition.

30. "The Street" from his short story collection calledThe Street by Mordecai Richler. It read like non-fiction. I didn't much like it but he is certainly a bear in the interview which follows this piece. Ouch!


Yup, I am still at it.

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talekyn
May. 4th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
I really am glad to see our little core of regulars plugging away at our own paces on this. Thanks for continuing to share. I have a few more to add ... might get to that tonight, might end up waiting until tomorrow.

When I read each year's "Best American Short Stories" anthology, I usually flip to the back after each story and read the author's notes. Sometimes, they broaden my understanding of the story, and sometimes they make me scratch my head and wonder why the author bothered writing the blurb / being interviewed in the first place. Sounds like you've experienced both end of the spectrum as well.
caffyolay
May. 4th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
I keep bringing an anthology by Rohinton Mistry home from the library and taking it back unread. I really must stop doing that and get around to reading it because hear his writing is sublime.
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