Review • Bart Gazzola / Modernity

ART REVIEW From HA&L issue 7.2 “Living with utopias as with rats, the artist’s only consolation is to organize rat hunts1.” “[The artists] themselves, however, perceive no sacrilege whatever here, because they consider the religion of the avant-garde to be false and idolatrous2.” In Mordecai Richler’s excellent novel Solomon Gursky Was Here, the title character laments how … Continue reading Review • Bart Gazzola / Modernity

Review • Céline / Gary Michael Dault

  BOOK REVIEW by Gary Michael Dault From HA&L issue 7.1 [NOTE: What follows is preliminary to any responsible, fully engaged reading of Céline’s novel, North. What follows is a textual pawing-of-the-ground, an extended gesture towards the book, a gesture alternately cocky and despairing. A readerly toe in the water. A clearing of the throat. In fact, in what … Continue reading Review • Céline / Gary Michael Dault

Review • Frater / McInnes

ART REVIEW by Sally Frater From HA&L issue 7.1               Canada’s national identity seems inextricably linked to landscape. Outsiders visualize our country as a vast unspoiled territory, and to an extent Canadians embrace and perpetuate this myth. Ironically, the majority of Canadians live in urban centres and only occasionally, if ever, access the remote wilderness. For … Continue reading Review • Frater / McInnes