Louise Erdrich: LaRose

Trevor reviews Louise Erdrich’s LaRose. Read the full post.

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The 2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist

The 2016 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced. Read the full post.

Summer with Monika

CriterionCast 174: Ingmar Bergman’s Summer with Monika

Once again, I had the great pleasure of joining in on a conversation with The CriterionCast, this time to discuss Ingmar Bergman’s 1953 film Summer with Monika. Read the full post and find a link to the podcast.

The Abandonment

Joshua Ferris: “The Abandonment”

This week’s New Yorker story is Joshua Ferris’s “The Abandonment.” Read the full post.

Love and Summer

William Trevor: Love and Summer

Lee reviews William Trevor’s 2009 novel, Love and Summer, which “can’t, of course, end well,” but that is “brilliant, devastating, and masterfully wrought.”

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King Hu: A Touch of Zen

Today The Criterion Collection is releasing King Hu’s 1971 classic, A Touch of Zen. Read the full post.

June Boxwalla Box

Giveaway! A World Literature Box from Boxwalla

Come join in the giveaway fun! On offer to one lucky reader: a World Literature Box from Boxwalla! Read the full post and join the giveaway.

Joy Williams Stuff

Joy Williams: “Stuff”

This week’s New Yorker story is Joy Williams’ “Stuff.” Read the full post.

Blu-ray Collector's Set

The Criterion Collection Announces October 2016 Releases

Today The Criterion Collection announced its September 2016 releases. Read the full post.


Hubert Mingarelli: A Meal in Winter

Trevor reviews Hubert Mingarelli’s A Meal in Winter, translated from the French by Sam Taylor. A Meal in Winter was a finalist for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Award and just out in the U.S. from The New Press. Read the full post.


The Eclipse Viewer 45: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara Part II

David and Trevor are back with the next installment of The Eclipse Viewer. In this episode we discuss the final two films in Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara. Read the full post and get links to the show.

Jansson Podcast

Episode 18: Tove Jansson

The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast is back with Episode 18: Tove Jansson. This time, Trevor is joined by Simon Thomas to pit The True Deceiver against The Summer Book. Read the full post.


Alice Munro: “Lichen”

Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro’s “Lichen,” from The Progress of Love. Read the full post.