Blog Update: Shelter in Place II plus 2 “lost” reviews!

Have you been washing your hands? Obeying social distancing guidelines? If not, please do so. Let’s combat this pandemic and then we can get on with the rest of our lives. Anyone else really want to go to a bookstore or a mall or a restaurant? The lockdown has given me time to update the blog. I have begun the CCLaP review updates, updating nearly a dozen blog entries, including book reviews and essays. I have also updated all my Joe Bob Briggs website book reviews. These include two “lost” book reviews. I categorize them as “lost” because Joe Bob … Continue reading Blog Update: Shelter in Place II plus 2 “lost” reviews!

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Blog Update: Shelter in Place Edition

A short update in these challenging times. The rainy weather and Shelter In Place order have conspired to make staying inside the sane choice. Now that everything is closed (except essential services) and COVID-19 ravages the landscape like the Angel of Death, I have started the process of updating my blog. I have started adding text for my voluminous CCLaP reviews. CCLaP, aka The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, closed its metaphorical doors a few years ago. At present there are only a handful of CCLaP reviews up. For your reference, I am proceeding from the most recent (2019) … Continue reading Blog Update: Shelter in Place Edition

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Translation Tuesdays: Spells by Michel de Ghelderode @ nyjb

“Spells by Michel de Ghelderode offers a collection of stories both beautiful and loathsome. He represents literature that must be wrestled with to fully appreciate. . . . [it] is literature distilled from despair, nostalgia, and sickness.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Spells by Michel de Ghelderode @ nyjb

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