05 March 2008

Weight by Jeanette Winterson


So this was the time to read it, in South Georgia. I have been trying many times before, without finding that perfect moment; not being able to carry all this. Weight. Winterson was one of the first authors asked by Canongate to rewrite an old myth, her focus being Atlas and to some extent Hercules. And writing, choosing your battles:

”If you go on believing in the fiction of your own parents, it is difficult to construct any narrative of your own.”

Now that is what this past year has been all about.

”I try not to burn up my world with rage.
It is so hard.”