Throwback Thursday: On Trying to Keep Still

Today I’m looking back at my post on On Trying to Keep Still by Jenny Diski which I first reviewed on June 8, 2007.

Here are the first two paragraphs::

This book captivated me. I have read some good books this year, but this one outshines the rest. When I wasn’t reading it I was thinking and talking about it. It’s about experiencing an experience, becoming aware of experiencing the experience and so losing the experience.

I have had the experience of experiencing Jenny Diski’s travels during a year when she visited New Zealand, spent three months in a cottage in Somerset and went to sample the life of the Sami people of Swedish Lapland. No need to go those places myself now. Really, I could be tempted by a trip to New Zealand, but that is only a pipe dream. Now, a cottage in Somerset – that is a real possibility.

Click here to read my full review

The next Throwback Thursday post is scheduled for December 2.

4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: On Trying to Keep Still

  1. It sounds as though she really captures simply being in a place, Margaret, and that sounds fantastic. And I love New Zealand, so even though going there right now isn’t possible, it’d be lovely to go there again virtually! I’d love to visit that cottage in Somerset, too!

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