Like Updike, Anthony Burgess, and Vladimir Nabokov, Cynthia Ozick writes reviews with lush prose, each essay a stimulant to those seeking the beautiful interplay of ideas, language, and strong opinions. Continue reading The Art of Reviewing: Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, by Cynthia Ozick
Former punk rocker Richard Hell writes “A rewarding collection whether read straight through or sampling here and there.” Continue reading Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001–2014, by Richard Hell @ NYJB
What do Henry Darger, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s mother, J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, and Gilbert Sorrentino have in common? They are subjects of my new essay series, American Odd. Continue reading An Introduction to American Odd
Over at the New York Journal of Books, I review Jonathan Franzen’s new translation of Karl Kraus essays called The Kraus Project. Continue reading The Kraus Project, by Jonathan Franzen @ NYRB
My new book, “On Being Human,” has been published (in both ebook and handmade hardcover versions) by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. You should go out and buy a copy right now! Continue reading CCLaP: “On Being Human,” by Karl Wolff, on sale now!