Assignment 1. Write an essay examining the ways in which Tim Roth’s character in his first scene in Quentin Tarantino’s movie The Hateful Eight is similar to Thomas Bernhard’s narrator in Goethe Dies.

Assignment 2. Write an essay (title suggestion: “Community: Curse and Blessing”) using at least two stories from each of these books:
   Etgar Keret, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories
   James Joyce, Dubliners
   Thomas King, Medicine River
   Mordecai Richler, The Street …

* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue


Tanya Tomasch is a Canadian writer, musician, and translator who grew up in Austria and Czechia and now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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