John Cheever: “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor”
Michael continues his trek through The Stories of John Cheever with “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor, first published in the December 24, 1949 issue of The New Yorker. Read the full post.
Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Lee reviews Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Read the full post.
Béla Zombory-Moldován: The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914
Trevor reviews Béla Zombory-Moldován’s The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914, translated from the Hungarian by the author’s grandson Peter Zombory-Moldován, and just out from NYRB Classics. This is the first time this exceptional memoir has been available in any language. Read the full post.
Chris Andrews: Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe
Chris Andrews, who has translated ten of Roberto Bolaño’s books into English, has just graced us with an in-depth critical analysis of Bolaño’s fiction, Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe, just out from Columbia University Press. Trevor, a fan of both Bolaño and Andrews, offers his presumably biased thoughts. Read the full post.