Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jamaica Kincaid Reads Tonight

Jamaica Kincaids presents her new novel tonight in Saratoga.

Full schedule of readings here:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/sumread.html

Elizabeth Floyd Mair interviewed Kincaid about the novel, See Now Then, in Sunday's Times Union:

Q: The long sentences that are a trademark of your style — is that just the way that it first comes to you?

A: When I'm writing about the family in this book, for instance, I tend to condense all of the feelings of the ups and downs into one moment. I write out of that moment, and it seems to come in one sentence, or in one series of sentences that unfurl and refurl into themselves. The poet Derek Walcott once said to me that each of my sentences holds within it its own contradiction. When he said that, I was amazed, because it is true.

More:  http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/See-Now-Then-hits-close-to-home-4673216.php