The Kraus Project, by Jonathan Franzen @ NYRB

Over at the New York Journal of Books, I review Jonathan Franzen’s new translation of Karl Kraus essays called The Kraus Project. Continue reading The Kraus Project, by Jonathan Franzen @ NYRB

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CCLaP Fridays: Bitter Orange, by Marshall Moore

This week Karl Wolff reviews “Bitter Orange,” by Marshall Moore, about a gay man coming to terms with his superpower to turn invisible. Does that make him a hero or a villain? Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Bitter Orange, by Marshall Moore

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The Megapolitan Flaneur: Part 3: Objects and Meaning

The Megapolitan Flâneur is a series of short travel essays. These essays will focus on my trip to Chicago – September 4 – 6, 2013 – and what I experienced. Neither chronology or inventory, the essays will be reflective, free associative, and impressionistic. Full Disclosure: I am a staff member and assistant editor for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP). While I did wander and amble throughout Chicago, this was a “working vacation” for me. “A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, … Continue reading The Megapolitan Flaneur: Part 3: Objects and Meaning

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