In the second week discussing Anna Burns’ novel, I focused on the way time is depicted and how it manipulates the reading experience.
I also discussed Walter Benjamin’s ‘Angel of history’ in relation to this idea and the novel.
You can read the post over at Inkwell Arts’ blog
My summary and discussion of the first 100 pages (well, 102) of Milkman is now live over at the Inkwell Arts blog.
I was really interested in how Burns is creating this world and how she uses the nameless, female narrator as the lens through which to create it. It’s not so much an unreliable narrator, but a narrator with a view that’s been doctored and manipulated by powerful, dogmatic forces.
Read my thoughts here.