Tag Archives: Walter Owen

‘Ceasefire’ and ‘The Cross of Carl’

Last night I watched “Ceasefire” (Cessez-le-feu) directed by Emmanuel Courcol, starring Romain Duris, Celine Sallete and Gregory Gadebois. This French film explores the lives of French soldiers traumatised by bombardment in the trenches of Verdun. Those few who returned ostensibly … Continue reading

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Grey Suit Editions – two new publications!

There are two new publications by Grey Suit Editions UK. Collected Complete Poems by Iliassa Sequin and The Cross of Carl by Walter Owen. Thanks to Peter Jay, Ken Sequin, Peter Gizzi, Catherine Somers and everyone who has contributed expertise … Continue reading

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Dreadful as the Abortions of an Angel

Click on the image to find the essay! Grey Suit Editions will be re-publishing THE CROSS OF CARL by Walter Owen in Spring 2021.

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This essay is a homage to Adolfo Bioy Casares and also refers to other writers I enjoy.

The Invention of Morel and its Context In his 1940 prologue to this celebrated novella by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges exalts adventure stories and “works of reasoned imagination” –from G. K. Chesterton to Kafka –­ over the psychological … Continue reading

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