Skip to content

From the archives

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Richard Cumyn

Richard Cumyn is the author of seven books, the most recent, Constance, Across, being a novella (Quattro Books, 2011).

Articles by
Richard Cumyn

The Complications of Colour

A runaway slave leaves the U.S. as black and arrives in Canada as white May 2012
he Tinsmith, Tim Bowling’s fourth novel, is a provocative, ambitious, exciting story. It opens on September 17, 1862, at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland: 23,000 Union and Confederate soldiers perished that day, the bloodiest in American history. Anson Baird, a young Union surgeon pushed to the point of exhaustion, treats casualties in…

Dilemmas of the Diaspora

Irony, immortality and matrimony arise in stories of cross-cultural contact October 2011
Family is all we know of infinity, the insolence of fate. We are born to strangers we must learn to love, in a town or country we would not have chosen, into a tribe that defines and restricts our growth. We spend a lifetime overcoming the givens, only to turn back from the distant vantage point of fifty years when the parents are…