Jan 25, 2007

A Stone Woman

Byatt, A.S. "A Stone Woman." Little Black Book of Stories. New York: Knopf, 2004. Pg. 109-156.

Byatt has written a very evocative story. I enjoyed reading Dame Byatt's "Possession." Stone Woman intrigued me due to its Iceland connection. It concerns a woman who develops a mystifying and enigmatic condition, in which her body slowly turns to stone. Not just any stone, but all kinds and colors. Her reaction to this is beautifully told, as is the relationship that she develops with an Icelandic stonecutter. Unusual and thought-provoking.

1 comment:

Professor Batty said...

...that book is on my bedstand!