creased at the edges
On writing and politics
This is a blog about writing and living a sustainable life. In particular, it is focused on writing fiction while trying to live more simply as I grow older. Like an old book I have become creased at edges.
For over thirty years I was a teacher in schools and universities and was published widely in the field of Cultural Studies. More recently I have turned my hand to writing fiction between stints in the garden where I grow vegetables and look after chickens.
Chris Barker Academic turned fiction writer
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Please click on the link below for my story ‘House on Fire’ published by ‘East of the Web’ (UK) http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/HousFire1310.shtml http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/HousFire1310.shtml
By Brian Martin Responding to my post about ‘On The Beach” Dear Chris Thanks for your reflections on On the Beach. They greatly interested me because, like you, I recently reread the book and watched the film. That was in late 2020 for my book Truth Tactics (free at https://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/21tt/), one chapter of which isContinue reading “A response to ‘On the Beach’”
I recently re read Nevil Shute’s 1957 post-apocalyptical novel On the Beach, and watched the 1959 movie of the same name. I last read the book 50 years ago. The story details the responses of a diverse set of characters living in Melbourne as deadly radiation from a northern hemisphere nuclear war approaches – withContinue reading “On The Beach”