E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan


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    E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan A strange book of erasure from a found diary What works is seeing the shape of a year in the life But the syntax might be what’s not working for me? I don’t know Definitely worth reading because it is uite different I just don’t know what to make of this one what I am supposed to take from it

  2. says: E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review Read Aug 9 Fog

    E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan This isn’t really a book is it? Not in a way that someone would spend money on it surely Technically yes it’s

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    E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan Ever where glare of ice We didn'tsleep too good My pep has left meD I out to cemetery towardevening Flowers frozen We arealone tonite

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    E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review Read Aug 9 Fog This short book is what some people call an erasure project by Kathryn Scanlan At an estate sale she found a diary one of those five year diaries with room for a small amount of information for each of five years pertaining to a particular date written by a woman who was given the book to write in by younger relatives She was 86 when she began keeping it in 1968 72 When Scanlan found the diary it was headed to the trash; it was falling apa

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    Read Aug 9 Fog E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan A small uiet experiment about a life lived Day to day storm to storm death to death A special artifact I look forward to Scanlan's collection of brilliant short fiction

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    Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan I picked this up out of curiosity off the new book shelf in the library It's small has a linen cover and the title is the s

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    Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan 110 pages in the tiny hardcover Scanlan found a diary written by an elderly woman at an estate sale and spent a significant amount of time choosing arranging and rearranging some of the short entries It reminds me of artists who rework found objects someone else's old painting or photograph etc into something new The selected entries covering the span of four seasons highlight the mundane and the beauty the u

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    E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review Read Aug 9 Fog This book just wrecked me Throughout the reading I found myself jotting down ideas and fragments for my own pieces of flashpoetry The ending So minimal and timeless and surreal and moving Makes you want to walk outside and write about the wea

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    E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan 255 Literacy experimentation where an author rewriteedited pieces of an old diary she fund and turn it into fictional diary I guess Original take but the result is a bit empty the writing and the moment describe has a kind of melancholic beauty to them but it just isn't enough to make a good book

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    E–pub [Aug 9 Fog] ñ Kathryn Scanlan I love experimental books ones that play with format and perspectives and such so when I read the description of this work I immediately went and got it from my library This is a uniue collection and rearrangeme

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Review Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Kathryn Scanlan Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review Read Aug 9 Fog ThelessAfter reading and rereading the diary studying and dissecting it for the next fifteen years she played with the sentences that caught her attention cutting editing arranging and rearranging them into the composition that became Aug 9 Fog she chose the title from a note that was tucked into the diary “Sure grand out” the diarist writes “That puzzle a humdinger” she says followed by “A letter from Lloyd saying John died the 1. This short book is what some people call an erasure project by Kathryn Scanlan At an estate sale she found a diary one of those five year diaries with room for a small amount of information for each of five years pertaining to a particular date written by a woman who was given the book to write in by younger relatives She was 86 when she began keeping it in 1968 72 When Scanlan found the diary it was headed to the trash it was falling apart and yet something about it made her want to pick it up Maybe it s the impulse any of us might have for reading memoir or autobiography curiosity about how someone makes sense of of their lives Sometimes maybe it s voyeurism At any rate she picked it up read it and reread it many times over the fifteen years she had it before she published this book based on itWhen I first began teaching I discovered found poetry which is like any found art a claim of making art out of a found object I gave my students sections of newspapers or magazines and asked them to choose a limited number of words they liked or found interesting from them and using those words only shape them into a free verse poem A few years ago I read the poetry of a woman who fashioned poems out of excerpts from slave journals Another poet I heard made poetry from the biography of a minor American military general recounting his experiences from WWII The process involved his taking a magic marker and erasing or blocking out all but the words that most interested him He made poems out of the words he kept from the biographySo making poetry out of the mundane That s Scanlan s project and there s some poignancy that comes through The older woman is not a professional author but here s this diary a book and so yeah she s an author Not surprisingly she writes in her diary of family weather food church and health She writes as she herself enters very old age of the death of someone close to her We don t see this diary but only the erasures Scanlan employs to make poems or short excerpts she doesn t claim a genre for actuallyNo one to church All home today D washing feathers in her pillowsSun shining then raining but clearing And then after several pages on the declining VernVern took worse Passed away before D got there Seemed to just sleep awayA large funeral Lots of flowers Vern looked niceWhat we call literature usually suggests our reading of drama moments of significance heightened by emotions shaped by a knowing remarkable and artistic insightful hand But Scanlan has a light touch here she gets out of the way and lets an ordinary elder woman speak simply of her life The words she chooses from the diarist highlight what she cares most about and wants to share with us from her reading of it I liked the idea of it still than the writing itself but I did like itI have one of those five year diaries from when I was in middle school Maybe I can make something of it

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Review Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Kathryn Scanlan Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review Read Aug 9 Fog 6th” An entire state of mourning reveals itself in “2 canned hams” The result of Scanlan’s collaging is an utterly compelling deeply moving meditation on life and deathIn Aug 9 Fog Scanlan’s spare minimalist approach has a maximal emotional effect remaining with the reader long after the book ends It is an unclassifiable work from a visionary young writer and artist a singular portrait of a life revealed by revision and restraint. 110 pages in the tiny hardcover Scanlan found a diary written by an elderly woman at an estate sale and spent a significant amount of time choosing arranging and rearranging some of the short entries It reminds me of artists who rework found objects someone else s old painting or photograph etc into something new The selected entries covering the span of four seasons highlight the mundane and the beauty the unnamed diary keeper sees as well as illnesses of ostensible relatives sleep issues death visits to a cemetery Rating this seems wrong Scanlan didn t write any of it but did choose what we read It has the feeling of poetry gives a sense of the diarist s background perhaps and a small insight into what this woman s life was like in her later years uite lovely and I would have been interested in reading

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Review Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Kathryn Scanlan Kathryn Scanlan Ö 2 Review Read Aug 9 Fog A stark elegiac account of unexpected pleasures and the progress of seasonsFifteen years ago Kathryn Scanlan found a stranger’s five year diary at an estate auction in a small town in Illinois The owner of the diary was eighty six years old when she began recording the details of her life in the small book a gift from her daughter and son in law The diary was falling apart water stained and illegible in places but magnetic to Scanlan none. This isn t really a book is it Not in a way that someone would spend money on it surely Technically yes it s formatted and published as a book but realistically speaking it is 128 pages I was easily able to read in just under 15 minutes This is beyond spare beyond minimalistic beyond bare bones even It might work as a poetry volume possibly although it s sparse even by those standards Mood wise again might work for poetry Otherwise possibly an experiment But it doesn t offer much to go on This is essentially an old diary of an old woman that covers 1968 to 1972 in the least amount of words and details possible mostly chronicling old age and the general winding down of life Not only is there not really enough for a semblance of a coherent narrative there is barely enough to evoke any sort of engagement Maybe this is why diaries are meant to be private things intended for their owners only Definitely didn t work for me Maybe it s something for fans of poetry and flash fiction But seriouslyno book this size should be read in 15 minutes Maybe I m too much of a traditionalist The book has some rave reviews possibly from diarists or readers of the diaries of others Concept fiction like concept cuisine essentially insubstantial And in this case mainly sad But really it s a privacy violation at best Pass Thanks Netgalley

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  • Aug 9 Fog
  • Kathryn Scanlan
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  • 08 July 2018
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