Brick 84

“Discourse is too hard for me,” said the golfer.
—Beryl the Peril


  • In this issue:
  • Halldór Laxness’s wanderings
  • Geoff Dyer in conversation with José Teodoro
  • Colleen Murphy, Patrick Watson, and Sarah Polley pay tribute to Allan King
  • Charlotte Gray on Vienna’s favourite eccentric
  • Sharon Thesen remembers Robin Blaser
  • Charles Dickens’s favourite pets
  • W. S. Merwin on Deborah Digges
  • Tobias Wenzel’s incredible journey
  • Douglas Dunn on Merce Cunningham
  • Eleanor Wachtel interviews Yiyun Li
  • Baziju’s special dish
  • Jim Harrison sings for his supper
  • New fiction and poetry from Kilby Smith-McGregor, Deborah Digges, Bernardo Atxaga, and Robin Robertson
  • A title fight by Sam Solecki
  • How to cook ptarmigan
  • Catherine Bush and Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer on the weavers’ war
  • Walter Tandy Murch’s paintings rediscovered
  • Plus:
  • A full colour insert featuring Afghan war rugs, and the paintings of Walter Tandy Murch
  • And in The Review:
  • Ken Babstock, Lynn Coady, David Thomson, and Eugene McCabe
  • Photos and illustrations by:
  • Ahmed Kassem, Martin Helmut Reis, Walter Tandy Murch, Leif Valance, Tobias Wenzel, Stephen Digges, Randi Lynn Beach, Kristine Tortora, Trevor Ydreos, Mark Byk, Nathaniel Tileston, Douglas H. Jeffrey, Merce Cunningham, and stef lenk