Thursday, 23 March 2017

Morelle Smith

A Bulgarian Poet's Delicate Attachments


October 01, 2010 • 0 Comments Bulgaria


Safety Pins by Petar Tchouhov
Published by Ciela
ISBN 978-954-28-0751-3

Safety pins are objects that can sometimes be of vital importance, holding together two items - usually of clothing - that would spell disaster for us should they remain separated. [Think of when you're about to give a... Full Story



Morelle Smith

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone


July 20, 2009 • 0 Comments Bosnia and Herzegovina


How The Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Saša Stanišić   The beginning is deceptively simple. Childhood memories, with fascinating family members. Later, after the war, past and present flow into one another. The writing's effectiveness lies in its description and its lack of judgement.... Full Story



Morelle Smith

The Silence of Lorna


June 10, 2009 • 3 Comments Kosovo


The Silence of Lorna. I don't get to see many moving coloured pictures. But I was in this one, right from the start. It looks so familiar, this Belgian city, its traffic, its buses, its unremarkable streets. I was there, riding on the buses, walking in the streets, lulled by its very... Full Story





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