“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.”
“Legion” is the best show on TV.
This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”
“Buck Studies” is “a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”
“Gerhard Richter: Panorama” offers a means to delve into the artistic practice of an iconic figure in modern European art.
“Last Look” is a cold indictment of pretentious frauds yet an intimate exploration of fear, regret, and failure.
The saga of Xanther and her cat continue in “The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Woods,” by Mark Z. Danielewski. But questions arise when her father Anwar takes them to the vet. The vet tells Xanther that her puff of white fur isn’t a cat at all, but a dog. It isn’t just born, but very old. It also belongs to someone else.
Michèle Audin’s debut novel “One Hundred Twenty-One Days” is a story about mathematics and love.
This week I review a specialist text on the interconnection between architecture, urban planning, religion, and politics.