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Jun. 13th, 2009 01:16 am
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as a disclaimer, much of this is malleable:

five authors:

margaret laurence
zadie smith
kazuo ishiguro
margaret atwood
toni morrison

five books:

the diviners - margaret laurence
the stone angel - margaret laurence
as for me and my house - sinclair ross
on beauty - zadie smith
to kill a mockingbird - harper lee

five musicians:

neil young
leonard cohen
emmylou harris
r.e.m.
joni mitchell

five songs:

for the turnstiles - neil young
heart of gold - neil young
so long, marianne - leonard cohen
talk about the passion - r.e.m.
don't have to be so sad - yo la tengo

five albums:

murmur - r.e.m.
time (the revelator) - gillian welch
blue - joni mitchell
everybody knows this is nowhere - neil young
painful - yo la tengo

five aritsts:

mona hatoum
yoko ono
krzysztof wodiczko
felix gonzalez-torres
rebecca belmore

five directors:

atom egoyan
john waters
mike leigh
robert altman
denys arcand

five movies:

the sweet hereafter
nashville
who's afraid of virginia woolf?
secrets and lies
last night

five tv shows:

my so-called life
six feet under
degrassi
jeopardy
golden girls

five places:

winnipeg
montréal
newfoundland
gimli
new york city

five celebrity crushes:

adrien brody
mark ruffalo
gord downie
levar burton
ALEX TREBEK

this quiz is stupid.

Date: 2009-06-13 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asmallcacophony.livejournal.com
Mark Ruffalo in We Don't Live Here Anymore is dreamy.

Date: 2009-06-13 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prairiecity.livejournal.com
mark ruffalo is always dreamy.

Date: 2009-06-13 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asmallcacophony.livejournal.com
Good point. But particularly as an 80's academic.

Date: 2009-06-13 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prairiecity.livejournal.com
he's so cute and scrunchy-faced.

Date: 2009-06-17 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ennuiguy.livejournal.com
Bear Grylls. Igor from Restaurant Makeover.

Date: 2009-06-17 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prairiecity.livejournal.com
are those people? apparently, says google.

Date: 2009-06-29 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] postethotic.livejournal.com
can you give me a short blurb about

margaret laurence
kazuo ishiguro
toni morrison

?

I am in search of new authors/books!

Date: 2009-06-30 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prairiecity.livejournal.com
laurence was a manitoba-born author who wrote, among other things, a five book cycle about a fictional town called manawaka, manitoba; she is definitely one of the standard-bearers of canlit. the stone angel was her first book, and probably a good introduction; her work is very introspective and frequently quite wrenching.

ishiguro is a british author whose most famous book is the remains of the day, though i think i liked never let me go as much, if not more. his writing style is deceptively cool and straight-forward, but unexpectedly latches into you like a fish hook.

morrison is the sort of writer whose books are so emotionally gruelling that i can only manage one a year. she writes a lot about african-american characters trying to reconcile with individual and collective history in america. beloved is amazing - she won the pulitzer prize for it, too.

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