Monday, January 3, 2011
The Brothers Kramm Revisited
I'm happy to say that my story The Brothers Kramm made it into Tightrope Books' The Best Canadian Essays of 2010, an anthology edited by Kamal Al-Solaylee and Alex Boyd. The Brothers Kramm previously appeared in Queen's Quarterly. I wrote it after returning from a trip to Frankfurt in 2005. I hope it will become part of a book and a group of stories and essays about family written from the perspective of my not-German and not-Jewish identity, i.e. my negative capability. I suppose a book of creative non-fiction. "It occurs to me that what pushes people to lie and falsify is precisely the pressure to tell the truth."