Between the Bindings Articles Archive
The Promise by Damon Galgut
The Promise details the lives of the Afrikaner Swart family and their farm, located outside Pretoria, South Africa. The family consists of Manie, his wife Rachel, and their children Anton, Astrid, and Amor. The storyline stretches across forty years, with each decade featuring a death in the family.
Matrix by Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff is an American writer, who has published two short-story collections and four novels, including Fates and Furies (2015), Florida (2018), and Matrix (2021)….
Between the Bindings: Marguerite Duras’s The Lover
by Jim McKeown Maguerite Duras’s best-selling, highly fictionalized, autobiographical novel L’Amant (1984), translated into English as The Lover, describes her youthful affair with a Chinese-Vietnamese man. The story…
Between the Bindings: Francine Prose’s The Glorious Ones
by Jim McKeown Francine Prose has written scads of interesting, sometimes bawdy, and frequently funny pieces of literature. In addition to The Glorious Ones, she is…
Between the Bindings: John Banville’s Ancient Light
by Jim McKeown Ancient Light is the final book in The Cleave Trilogy and is narrated by aging actor Alexander Cleave. In his Minneapolis Star…