Translation Tuesdays: Samuel Beckett: The Complete Short Prose, 1929 – 1989, edited and with an Introduction and Notes by S. E. Gontarski

Beckett exists in a kind of Irish Modernist Mount Rushmore beside other iconic writers like Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and James Joyce. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Samuel Beckett: The Complete Short Prose, 1929 – 1989, edited and with an Introduction and Notes by S. E. Gontarski

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Translation Tuesdays: The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Adrić

A series dedicated to literature in translation whether classic or contemporary. Originally published in 1945 as Na Drini Ĉuprija Translated from the Serbo-Croat by Lovett F. Edwards A Signet Classic from 1967 Yugoslavian literature, much like the nation forged in … Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Adrić

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Critic’s Notebook: The Wake without training wheels

Jack Burton: I don’t get this at all. I thought Lo Pan— David Lo Pan: Shut up, Mr. Burton! You were not brought upon this world to “get it!” Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986) Earlier in my life, I read Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses, all by James Joyce. This year I decided to read Finnegans Wake, a novel notorious for its inaccessibility. Like The Cantos by Ezra Pound, it is a text many know, few read, and less understand. While the Wake is difficult, this shouldn’t be seen as a … Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: The Wake without training wheels

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AMERICAN ODD: CONCLUDING UNSCIENTIFIC POSTSCRIPT; OR, DIVERSE OPINIONS REGARDING OUR AMERICAN ODDBALL CO-INHABITANTS

A celebration of everything odd, strange, and bizarre abou America. Continue reading AMERICAN ODD: CONCLUDING UNSCIENTIFIC POSTSCRIPT; OR, DIVERSE OPINIONS REGARDING OUR AMERICAN ODDBALL CO-INHABITANTS

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Art After Stonewall, 1969 – 1989, by Jonathan Weinberg @ NYJB

“Art After Stonewall is an engaging and illuminating chronicle of gay liberation. Art, photography, essays, and interviews reveal a movement in all its triumph and shortcomings.” Continue reading Art After Stonewall, 1969 – 1989, by Jonathan Weinberg @ NYJB

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The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, by A. R. Ammons

“The sheer heft of the two volumes only hints at the vast poetical output of Ammons, a variegated array of poeticules and epics, intimate confessions and scientific hymns, wordplay and wonderment.” Continue reading The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, by A. R. Ammons

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The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic by Deborah Sengl @ nyjb

Deborah Sengl continues the legacy of acid-tongued Austrian artists from Kraus and Kafka to more contemporary voices like Thomas Bernhard and Elfriede Jelinek. Continue reading The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic by Deborah Sengl @ nyjb

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