The Book of Blam

Aleksandar Tišma: The Book of Blam

Trevor reviews Aleksandar Tišma’s The Book of Blam, translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Michael Henry Heim, and just out this week from NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

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Jan Troell: The Emigrants / The New Land

After years and years of being relatively unavailable, Jan Troell’s two-film epic about a Swedish family’s painful journey, starring Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullmann, is finally available for home video in the United States. Trevor reviews the new Criterion Collection edition of The Emigrants and The New Land. Read the full post.

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Alejandro González Iñárritu: The Revenant

Lee takes on Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film, the Oscar-nominated The Revenant. Read the full post.

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Joel and Ethan Coen: Inside Llewyn Davis

Last month, The Criterion Collection released the Coen Brothers’ 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis on Blu-ray. To mark the occasion, Trevor reposts his review of the film along with some thoughts on the Criterion edition. Read the full post.

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Otfried Preussler: The Little Water Sprite

Trevor and his four-year-old son Calvin review Otfried Preussler’s The Little Water Sprite. Read the full post.

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George Pelecanos: The Night Gardener

Chris reviews George Pelecanos’ 2006 Washington D.C. crime novel The Night Gardener. Read the full post.


The Eclipse Viewer 38: Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas

David and Trevor are back with another episode of The Eclipse Viewer Podcast, this time to discuss Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas. Read the full post and get links to the show.

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George Saunders: “Mother’s Day”

This week, George Saunders returns to the pages of The New Yorker with “Mother’s Day.” Read the full post and join in the discussion.

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Alice Munro: “Accident”

Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro’s “Accident.” Read the full post.

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Toshiya Fujita: The Complete Lady Snowblood

Trevor reviews Toshiya Fujita’s 1973 film Lady Snowblood and its 1974 sequel Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance, both released in one edition by The Criterion Collection in The Complete Lady Snowblood. Read the full post.

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Giveaway! Isaac Bashevis Singer: The Collected Stories

The Library of America recently released a three-volume box set of the collected stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer. The set also comes with their illustrated biography Singer: An Album. It’s beautiful! And I have two to give away! Read the full post and enter the giveaway!

My Marriage

Jakob Wassermann: My Marriage

Trevor reviews a book that will surely make his top ten of 2016 list, Jakob Wassermann’s posthumously published autobiographical novel, My Marriage, translated from the German by Michale Hofmann. Read the full post.

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Adam Ehrlich Sachs: “The Philosophers”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Adam Ehrlich Sachs’ “The Philosophers.” Read the full post and join the conversation.