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James Thurber: The Wonderful O

Trevor and his sons, Carter and Holland, review James Thurber’s oh-so wonderful The Wonderful O. Read the full post.


2014 Best Translated Book Award Shortlist

This year’s Best Translated Book Award shortlist is fantastic! Read the full post.

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2014 Pulitzer Prize

This year’s Pulitzer Prize winner and finalists have been announced. Read the full post.


John Cheever: “The Enormous Radio”

Michael Pucci begins his series on John Cheever’s stories by covering “The Enormous Radio” (1947). Read the full post.

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Thomas McGuane: “Hubcaps”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is “Hubcaps,” by one of our favorites, Thomas McGuane. Read the full post.


John Cheever: The Stories of John Cheever

Michael Pucci, a new contributor to The Mookse and the Gripes, introduces his ongoing series reviewing the stories of John Cheever: “Because, quite frankly, promoting John Cheever has become an essential act of public service.” Read the full post.

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Louise Labé: Love Sonnets & Elegies

Trevor reviews the new English translation of Louise Labé’s Love Sonnets & Elegies. He’d never heard of Labé before, and now he can’t get enough of her work (or her fascinating story). Read the full post.

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Shane Carruth: Upstream Color

Lee Monks, a new contributor for The Mookse and the Gripes, reviews Shane Carruth’s most recent film, Upstream Color (2013). “All I can encourage you to do is: submit to the strangeness.” Read the full post.


2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The 2014 IMPAC shortlist is comprised of ten novels, including five in translation. Read the full post.


Andrés Neuman: Talking to Ourselves

Trevor reviews Andrés Neuman’s Talking to Ourselves, Neuman’s follow-up to Traveler of the Century. Read the full post..