The Combinations Week is coming! Reviews, analysis, and an interview with Louis Armand. Continue reading The Combinations Week is coming!
Violent, erotic, dreamlike, and weird Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: The Absolute Gravedigger, by Vítěslav Nezval @ NYJB
“Vaseline Buddha” is a brilliant example of contemporary South Korean literature. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Vaseline Buddha, by Jung Young Moon @ NYJB
In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.” Continue reading Commotion of the Birds: New Poems by John Ashbery
“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. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: For Two Thousand Years @ NYJB
“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. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Vampire in Love, by Enrique Vila-Matas
This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.” Continue reading American Odd: Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino