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My most important problem was destroyingthe lines of demarcation that separates whatseems real from what seems fantastic.Gabriel García Márquez
I. "What Would Helen Say?" (Inanna, January 6, 2016)
II. "From Pain to Prose" (Inanna, March 23, 2016)
III "Helen Weinzweig and Magic Realism" (Inanna, April 16, 2016)
Helen Weinzweig is the author of the novels Passing Ceremony and Basic Black with Pearls, winner of the Toronto Book Award. Her short story collection, A View from the Roof, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Helen Weinzweig died in Toronto in 2010.
“Helen Weinzweig and Magic Realism” follows “What Would Helen Say?” (Inanna Blog, January 2015) and “From Pain to Prose” (Inanna, March 2016). In the first, I wanted to pass along some of Helen’s insights on writing that I’d been the lucky recipient of; in the second, I tried to tell of her life experiences and the personal pain arising from some them, how they are revealed in her work. In thi…