Category Archive: book reviews

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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“And now, the continuing stoooory of a quack who’s gone to the dogs,” – Veterinarian’s Hospital sketch from The Muppet Show “They won’t last a year!” – Rod La Rocque about “the talkies”… Continue reading

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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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The Attraction of Things, by Roger Lewinter @NYJB

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“Roger Lewinter casts an exacting eye upon himself, creating in prose a self-portrait worthy of Rembrandt.”

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American Odd: Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino

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This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”

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