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Fact and Fiction in Heidegger’s Glasses

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Fact and Fiction in Heidegger’s Glasses

[During the holiday break a new comment and question was left on the November 4, 2010 post, Thaisa Frank and Heidegger’s Glasses. Martha S. wrote: I am in the middle of the book and it is great! But, I have to know. Did the Compound of Scribes really exist? How can I find out how much is fiction and how much is history? The Divining Wand contacted Thaisa Frank (Heidegger’s Glasses, A Brief History in Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet) and…

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Thaisa Frank and Heidegger’s Glasses

Thaisa Frank and Heidegger’s Glasses

[Note: Although this presentation/review was originally posted on May 17, 2010 for Heidegger’s Glasses debut on May 25th, Thaisa Frank’s first novel was delayed until its launch this Monday, November 1, 2010. For those readers/visitors, as yet unfamiliar with the author, please see The Revealing of Thaisa Frank. Also may everyone read about the special Book Giveaway.] According to The New York Times, the fiction of Thaisa Frank (A Brief History in Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet) works “by a tantalizing…

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Thaisa Frank and Heidegger’s Glasses

Thaisa Frank and Heidegger’s Glasses

According to The New York Times, the fiction of Thaisa Frank (A Brief History in Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet) works “by a tantalizing sense of indirection.” The critic Don Skiles has described her stories as being “in the grand tradition of the fairy tale, the legend, the spell,” while the reviewer Rob Hurwitt has called her work “domestic magical realism.” From Thaisa’s guest post, Do I Choose My Material or Does It Choose Me?, however, this acclaimed writer states: “I…

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Guest Thaisa Frank: Do I Choose My Material or Does It Choose Me?

Guest Thaisa Frank: Do I Choose My Material or Does It Choose Me?

[The profile of Thaisa Frank (A Brief History in Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet), in last week’s Revealing Q&A, mentioned magic realism regarding her debut novel, Heidegger’s Glasses, releasing May 25, 2010. And that mention prompted Suzanne to write me with the following: Do authors consciously choose their writing style and genre, or is it simply the only way they can write? for instance, I was really intrigued by your profile of Thaisa Frank yesterday….I would love to be able to…

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The Revealing of Thaisa Frank

The Revealing of Thaisa Frank

Critically acclaimed for her short story collections, Thaisa Frank (A Brief History in Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet) debuts with first novel, Heidegger’s Glasses, on May 25, 2010. Set in the final days of World War II, the novel explores an underground compound of scribes hidden deep in the German forest. And, as imposing and dark as this book may sound, please think of Grimm’s fairy tales. The Divining Wand is scheduled to present/review Heidegger’s Glasses on Monday, May 17, 2010…

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