“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
Is Greece the bastion of democracy, philosophy, and the West? Or is it a backward and corrupt regime dominated by inefficient bureaucrats, political extremists, and greedy opportunists? The answer is Yes. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins, by James Angelos
“The German War” is an important scholarly achievement in the field of modern German history, and it is written with an epic narrative sweep. Continue reading The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945, by Nicholas Stargardt @NYJB
“After Hitler” by Michael Jones is “a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.” Continue reading After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe, by Michael Jones @ NYJB
This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson. It’s the essay the UFO nazi Bilderbergers don’t want you to read … or do they? Continue reading American Odd: Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson
At the New York Journal of Books, I review On the Noodle Road, by Jen Lin-Liu, which is “. . . a fascinating exploration of some lesser-known corners of the Asian continent and a portrait of a marriage under extreme circumstances . . .” Continue reading On the Noodle Road, by Jen Lin-Liu @ NYJB
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it’s episode 2 of our special “Podcast Dreadful” 12-part serial-fiction audiobook anthology. This week featuring stories from Davis Schneiderman, Keith McCleary and Sophia G. Starmack, Jason Riley, Karl Wolff and Jacob S. Knabb, with music by Ken Kase and hosted by Christopher Sullivan. Continue reading Podcast Dreadful Episode 2 now live!
The new Akashic anthology “Venice Noir,” edited by Maxim Jakubowski. Says reviewer Karl Wolff, “There is something for everyone in this [book], a delicious sampling of tastes, styles, and stories.” Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Venice Noir, edited by Maxim Jakubowski