Depth perception – reader forum
I found your review of the book This Place Called Absence by Kera Bolonik very poor [“Four Women, 100 Years,” March 19]. Bolonik, the literal-minded critic, seemed to have only skimmed the book or otherwise missed its depth. She wrote that she found aspects of the book illogical, mainly because the author did not distinguish between fantasy and reality. What a silly criticism. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, known for the mix of fantasy and reality in his novels, won the Nobel Prize in literature. Bolonik would be better occupied critiquing pulp fiction and kept from savaging literature of greater depth.
Paula Stromberg, Richmond, B. C.
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