Saturday, July 2, 2011

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín's book include The Master, Mothers and Sons, and Brooklyn.

From his Q & A with the Independent:

Choose a favourite author, and say why you admire her/him

I am not sure about favourite - but maybe Hemingway (for his style), Henry James (for his style), George Herbert (for his style), George Eliot (for her wisdom), Jane Austen (for her perfection).

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Which fictional character most resembles you?

Daniel Deronda.

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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?

Kathleen Ferrier. I like her singing voice, her immense seriousness, how she used her talent. Maybe I like her in Mahler best, but also Brahms. In another life, I would like to be a contralto.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue