Currently reading.

Currently reading – The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, by Yukio Mishima, translated by John Nathan. In the long history of literature, there are many crazy writers. But Mishima (1925-1970) was special – after leading a failed attempt to overthrow Japan’s constitution in 1970, Mishima committed seppuku, or ritual suicide by self-disembowelment.

Currently reading

Currently reading – W-3, by Bette Howland. Howland was an American writer born in 1937. This memoir, about her time in a mental hospital after a suicide attempt when she was a divorced, single mother, launched her writing career. However, she shunned the spotlight and her work fell into obscurity until it was rediscovered and reissued by Brigid Hughes at A Public Space. Howland died in 2017.