Novelist and poet Russell Banks used to feel guilty about not taking pictures to document his trips. Now, he doesn’t even bring a camera with him, believing that visually recording an experience would effectively remove him from it. In contrast, describing sights in writing imprints images upon his memory. Banks shares an essay on how a camera can distinguish between a traveler and a tourist. Continue reading
A squalid encampment under a causeway in an American city is the unusual and charged setting for a new novel, “Lost Memory of Skin,” which explores some deep issues of American life rarely raised and rarely seen by most of us.
In the novel “Lost Memory of Skin,” author Russell Banks delves into deep issues of American life rarely raised or seen by most people. Jeffrey Brown and Banks discuss the book that explores a fictional group of convicted sex offenders. Continue reading