Category Archive: book reviews

David Freund: Gas Stop @ nyjb

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“David Fruend: Gas Stop” represents a monumental achievement in photojournalism.

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Langdon Clay: Cars: New York City, 1974 – 1976, by Langdon Clay @ nyjb

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The mid-seventies evoked here showcase a city in transition and the streets populated with gigantic metal slabs of American automotive expression.

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Translation Tuesdays: Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry, edited by Karen Van Dyck @ nyjb

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Bad economics makes for good poetry.

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Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim @ NYJB

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“Season of Crimson Blossoms” by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim represents “a talented new voice in contemporary Nigerian literature.”

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Chien Lunatique by Christopher Bernard

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“Chien Lunatique” by Christopher Bernard illustrates the gulf between literary ambition and execution.

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Translation Tuesdays: Vampire in Love, by Enrique Vila-Matas

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“Vampire in Love” represents another innovative voice in Spanish language literature. With this collection, Vila-Matas can join the likes of Roberto Bolaño, Severo Sarduy, and Carlos Fuentes.

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CCLaP Fridays: How to Speak Midwestern, by Edward McClelland

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The Midwest has many accents, each beautiful in its own way.

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Fourscore Phantasmagores, by Rupert Bottenberg

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Make sure to bring “Fourscore Phantasmagores” along for Tabletop Day 2017!

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The Prado: Masterpieces, by the Museo Nacional de Prado @ NYJB

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“The Prado Masterpieces is an incredible book, marrying visual splendor with academic insight.”

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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

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“Javelin catcher, confidant, consigliere, battlefield commander.” These are some common roles undertaken by the White House Chief of Staff.

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