Memory At Bay by Evelyne Trouillot, tr. Paul Curtis Daw

Title:  Memory At Bay Author:  Evelyne Trouillot Translator:  Paul Curtis Daw Publisher: University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville & London (2015) ISBN:  978 0 8139 3809 7 Extensive reading is not necessary to understand that Haiti has a complicated and troubling history.  The brutal sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue, a nation formed out of the world’s first successful slave revolt, decades of precarious and corrupt governments, a devastating … Continue reading Memory At Bay by Evelyne Trouillot, tr. Paul Curtis Daw

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (with comments on the movie trailer)

The film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go came out last week.   I’ll be waiting for the DVD – but even without seeing it I know that whoever cast Keira Knightley as Ruth was inspired.  I wonder if Knightley realized that Ruth was the better role, despite Kathy being the book’s heroine and narrator?  Kathy is passive and accepting – a character that … Continue reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (with comments on the movie trailer)