What I’m Reading…

30 04 2010

Maria Tumarkin’s Otherland. A Journey With My Daughter. (Vintage Books, Sydney, 2010).

This book has been a real reading  treat. As befits an academic who is interdisciplinary to an inch of her life, Tumarkin’s writing is many things at the same time – personal reminiscence, a treatise on the mother-daughter bond, historical and political commentary, cultural and literary criticism. This book, her third, also resonates with self-deprecating wit while revealing an enviable richness of intellect broadly lacking in Anglo academics.

My review of Otherland will appear soon in a Saturday Spectrum, in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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7 05 2010
Laura

Very much looking forward to reading the review




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