Tag Archive: fiction

Translation Tuesdays: The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander @ NYJB

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After ten years of war, soldiers have grown weary. The leadership now endures uncouth criticism of its policy, accusations of self-interest and self-aggrandizement become commonplace. The gods remain fickle, taking sides and influencing the ground game. Some things never change.

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Critic’s Notebook: David Bowie and the Physiology of Taste

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The Argument David Bowie’s recent death has closed a page on music history. On a more personal level, Bowie has been a constant in my life for decades. Beyond mere 80s nostalgia (Labyrinth)… Continue reading

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CCLaP Fridays: Voltaire’s Excellent Adventure: The Broken Boarder: Gatsby, Booze, and Hot Philosopher Action! By Martin D. Gibbs and Arthur Graham

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This week I review a rollicking metafictional postmodernist romp that involves philosophy, drinking, and squirrels.

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The Prison in Antares, by Mike Resnick @ CCLaP

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This week I review Mike Resnick’s fast-paced military sci fi novel, The Prison in Antares, at CCLaP.

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Translation Tuesdays: Arvida, by Samuel Archibald @ NYJB

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The small town of Arvida, Quebec, becomes the focal point for Samuel Archibald’s haunting short story collection.

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Wilberforce, by HS Cross @ NYJB

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In “Wilberforce” HS Cross crafts passages of agonizing psychological self-torment with a master’s ear for the perfect phrase.

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Eerie Archives Volume 20 @ NYJB

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Eerie Archives Volume 20 is “a delightful sampler of the grotesque and absurd.”

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On Being Human Redux: Frankenstein Underground, by Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck

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When I wrote “On Being Human,” I wrote an essay on Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy.” “Frankenstein Underground” expands on Mignola’s pulpy universe, giving us a fun graphic novel about Frankenstein’s monster.

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Translation Tuesdays: Murder Most Serene, by Gabrielle Wittkop @ NYJB

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Venice, renown the world over for its beauty and riches, becomes the setting for Gabrielle Wittkop’s Murder Most Serene. The slim novella opens in the latter days of the Serene Republic of Venice,… Continue reading

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“Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” by David Lipsky

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“Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” by David Lipsky offers a unique look into the mind of an amazing writer.

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