"But the development of events on that Saturday night — that fascinated me; I felt that I had had a glimpse of the shameless, marvellous, shattering absurdity with which the plots of life, though not of fiction, are improvised."
― from “An Ounce of Cure” by Alice Munro
“She read modern fiction too. Always fiction. She hated to hear the word 'escape' used about fiction. She might have argued, not just playfully, that it was real life that was the escape. But this was too important to argue about.”
- from TOO MUCH HAPPINESS
If you care for the films of Pedro Almodóvar — and I’m sure that’s many of you — his newest picture, Julieta, will likely leave you satisfied. As we said at Cannes, “A woman recalls the pivotal moments of her adult life in Julieta, the latest film from Pedro Almodóvar and his fifth to screen in competition here in Cannes. It’s adapted from a series of short stories of Canadian Nobel... View details ⇨
“I read them like ten years ago. At that point, I was a follower of Munro’s writing,” Almodóvar explained, and was interested in how, “in this specific collection, Runaway, the three stories were part of this collection, but for the first time, it was the same protagonist, Juliet. And I was really very hooked.”
Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Julieta’ (based on three short stories by Alice Munro) Receives U.S. Trailer...
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart.
Dear Life by Alice Munro: "This collection is close to my heart for the ways it treats the everyday business of mothering and marriage with reverence and complexity. I also think the loosely autobiographical nature of the collection, and its hearkening back to an earlier era of womanhood, strikes a chord with me as a military wife now five years into staying home with my children. There are no... View details ⇨
"People are curious. A few people are. They will be driven to find things out, even trivial things. They will put things together, knowing all along that they may be mistaken. You see them going around with notebooks, scraping the dirt off gravestones, reading microfilm, just in the hope of seeing this trickle in time, making a connection, rescuing one thing from the rubbish.
And they may get... View details ⇨
Happy National #ShortStoryMonth! For the second year Vintage Shorts is publishing one 99¢ short story ebook every day for the next 31 days! The 1st story is Alice Munro's "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage".