Tag Archive: nyrb

Blog Update for October 2017

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CCLaP Links Not Working? Since 2012 I have reviewed books for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP). Recently CCLaP has moved its website to a new WordPress platform. If you haven’t… Continue reading

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Langdon Clay: Cars: New York City, 1974 – 1976, by Langdon Clay @ nyjb

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The mid-seventies evoked here showcase a city in transition and the streets populated with gigantic metal slabs of American automotive expression.

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Translation Tuesdays: Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry, edited by Karen Van Dyck @ nyjb

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Bad economics makes for good poetry.

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Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim @ NYJB

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“Season of Crimson Blossoms” by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim represents “a talented new voice in contemporary Nigerian literature.”

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Translation Tuesdays: Story of Love in Solitude, by Roger Lewinter

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“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”

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Scriptorium: Poems, by Melissa Range @ NYJB

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“Scriptorium” is a rare and beautiful collection of poetry.

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Day of the Dead and Other Works, by Sylvia Ji @ NYJB

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Happy Day of the Dead everyone! Check out this book of cool art by Sylvia Ji.

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Black Beauties: Iconic Cars Photographed by Rene Staud, by Rene Staud @ NYJB

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“Black Beauties” by Rene Staud is “[a] stylish and intelligent discussion of the intersection of transportation, aesthetics, and meaning.”

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Translation Tuesdays: In the Cafe of Lost Youth, by Patrick Modiano @ NYJB

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Patrick Modiano goes beyond the checklist accuracies of historical fiction, fashioning a lush fever dream filled with glamor, mystery, and despair.

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Translation Tuesdays: Houses, by Borislav Pekic @NYJB

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“Houses” by Borislav Pekic offers a fascinating window into literature of the other Europe

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