Author: Nancy Huston
Canada's Two Solitudes
by Michael Greenstein
Nancy Huston's trajectory from Calgary to New Hampshire to Paris forms part of her "musings on land, tongue, and self." She begins with T.S. Eliot ("Home is where you start from"), Gerard Manley Hopkins ( "not live this tormented mind / With this tormenting mind tormenting yet"), and Sviatoslov Richter ("I do not like myself. Yes."). All of which add up to self-hatred, Huston's point of departure. Read more...
|An Adoration |
by Nancy Huston
McArthur & Company $29.95 Hardcover
A Review of: An Adoration
by Gwen Nowak
An Adoration is ostensibly a murder mystery. But in reality Nancy
Huston's latest novel is a mystic manifesto, her theory of everything
written as a Mystery/Morality/Miracle Play. In it Huston/Houdini
artfully slips the bonds of every convention to create a tableau
Huston's opening note describes An Adoration as a "phantasmagoria", a
first alert that you are about to enter a shifting scene of illusions,
imaginary fancies, deceptions. Then, in a flourish of paradoxical
whimsy, Huston swears that what she has written is "perfectly true."
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