Trevor and Betsy take a look at Alice Munro's "A Wilderness Station," from Open Secrets.
Raúl Zurita's INRI is a powerful volume of poetry that makes the sea, mountains, rivers, deserts, and fields of Chile a tomb for the disappeared of Pinochet's reign. The sky is the tombstone. It's a stunning book, coming to us now in a translation from the Spanish by William Rowe.
The Criterion Collection has announced its April 2019 releases.
This week's New Yorker story is Salvatore Scibona's "Do Not Stop," an excerpt from his forthcoming novel The Volunteer.
Trevor and Betsy return to Alice Munro's work, looking at "The Jack Randa Hotel," from her collection Open Secrets.
After nearly a decade, I return to the work of William Maxwell. They Came Like Swallows is Maxwell's second novel and often listed as one of his masterpieces alongside So Long, See You Tomorrow. Here are my thoughts.
This morning the three finalists for The Story Prize were announced. Come see what they are!
Here are some exciting books to start your 2019 reading list!
This week's New Yorker story is Amos Oz's "All Rivers," translated from the Hebrew by Philip Simpson.
In 1946, Julien Duvivier returned to France and for his first post-World War II film made Panique, an adaptation of one of Georges Simenon's dark books of human ugliness. It's a fantastic film, and The Criterion Collection recently released a great edition on home video.