Category Archive: books I’m reading

Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972, by A. David Moody @ NYJB

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“Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972,” by A. David Moody chronicles Pound’s life from his Italian residency prior to the outbreak of World War II to his death.

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CCLaP Fridays: Zine, by Pagan Kennedy

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This week Karl Wolff reviews ‘Zine, by Pagan Kennedy, a reissue of an influential autobiographical ‘zine.

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CCLaP Fridays: Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin, by Catherine Merridale

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This week at CCLaP, I review Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin, by Catherine Merridale, about the history of Moscow’s most iconic structure.

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The NSFW Files: Story of O, by Pauline Reage

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This week I continue my ongoing essay series, The NSFW Files, with the controversial classic, The Story of O, by Pauline Reage, about a woman who desires to be dominated.

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CCLaP Fridays: Escape From Paris, by Carolyn Hart

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Today at CCLaP, Karl Wolff reviews “Escape From Paris,” a romantic suspense novel about the early years of the Second World War and two sisters’ battle to save downed British pilots from Nazi menace.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Blue Kind, by Kathryn Born

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Today’s book review: “The Blue Kind,” a dystopian drug novel by Chicago-area author Kathryn Born, and put out by academic imprint Switchgrass. Says reviewer Karl Wolff, “More novelists writing in science fiction should take these kinds of chances.”

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Good Book on the Cold War Brainwashing Scare

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I have recently been watching a lot of old cold war films, in which many of the plots revolve around the phenomenon of brainwashing. Films such as The Manchurian Candidate, Michael Caine’s early film, The Ipcress… Continue reading

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What I’m Reading 2012 and Other Business

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What I’m Reading 2012 Overview: I’m currently reading five books.  Each poses certain challenges (in some cases, self-imposed challenges) to me as a reader, reviewer, critic, historian, and aesthete.  While New Year’s Resolutions… Continue reading

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Critic’s Notebook: A Demanding Read, Part II (Non-fiction)

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The act of reading can exact a demanding price from the reader.  If one lacks preparation, he or she can be left in a wallow of ignorance.  Certain titles exist that a reader… Continue reading

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Critic’s Notebook: A Demanding Read, Part I (Fiction)

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Years of experience has brought with it a fondness for the demanding read.  My reading selections are promiscuous, omnivorous, and ecumenical.  I’m an enthusiast for the Modern, the Experimental, and the Unclassifiable.  I… Continue reading

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