Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture Memoirs consulted: Educated by Tara Westover; Rebel Mother by Peter Andreas; Menno Moto: A Journey Across the Americas in Search of My Mennonite Identity by Cameron Dueck; Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman;Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre;Pivot Point by Bren Simmers … Continue reading Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture, by Gordon Phinn. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8.
Leonard Cohen and Robert Fulford Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years by Michael Posner (Simon&Shuster, 2020) Matters Of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen by Eric Lerner (DaCapo Press 2018) Leonard Cohen: A Woodcut Biography by George A. Walker (Firefly Books 2020) A Life In Paragraphs: Essays by Robert Fulford (Optimum … Continue reading Leonard Cohen and Robert Fulford, An Essay by Gordon Phinn. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6
Two book-related essays by Gordon Phinn from his recently published book It’s All About Me: How Criticism Mirrors The Self BOOK: Another Day Of Life by Ryszard Kapuskinski The day I began to compose myself in order to write this review, the author's introduction reminded me that the war in Angola has been grinding … Continue reading Two book-related essays by Gordon Phinn, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5
Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4
In a recent New Yorker I discovered, much to my amusement, the unvarnished truth about the book-summarizing service Blinkist, whose users care not to lumber through such tomes as Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Michelle Obama’s Becoming or Ghislaine Maxwell’s 500-page deposition for her upcoming trial. Fans recounted the huge benefits of gulping down texts … Continue reading Book Reviews by Gordon Phinn, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue