Category Archive: book reviews

Translation Tuesdays: For Two Thousand Years @ NYJB

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“For Two Thousand Years” by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars.

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Beautiful Berlin Boys, by Ashkan Sahihi @ NYJB

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“Beautiful Berlin Boys” by Ashkan Sahihi resounds as an affirmation of the beauty and individuality of the gay man.”

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Blog Update for October 2017

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CCLaP Links Not Working? Since 2012 I have reviewed books for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP). Recently CCLaP has moved its website to a new WordPress platform. If you haven’t… Continue reading

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Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow @ NYJB

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“Lead Poisoning” is a fantastic voyage into the head of an artistic visionary.

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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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