Friday, February 3, 2017

Haiku Book Reviews

Since I am up to my ears in the writing of the grand project of my M.A. thesis, I am both reading an extraordinary amount and having to devote most of my energies towards, needless to say, actually writing. In the meantime, here are some brief, and I hope, pithy book reviews in haiku form.

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise 
A castrated priest
and his nun paramour pen
chaste erotica.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Marriage, scribbles, art
or death - four sisters accept
the limits of life.
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Fragmented notebooks
together form one - thus she
is free(d) from despair.

Atonement by Ian McEwan
A sister divides
a green-dressed girl from her love
and writes a grim book.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Gingery braids and
a temper to match bring Anne
both delight and woe.

House of Incest by Anaïs Nin 
Symbols of sex and
sea, and pain, and silk, and self
draw a breath of death.

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
A woman who writes
must depend on troves of gold,
a room with a lock.

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