Jean Giono: Melville: A Novel

In the late 1930s, Jean Giono worked to translated Herman Melville's Moby-Dick into French for the first time. To accompany the new edition, Giono provided a strange, fictional introduction to Melville the man, instead giving us a lovely look at Melville our imagined author.

By | 2017-10-06T17:21:07+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Jean Giono|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Daniel Mendelsohn: An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

Daniel Mendelsohn has written a wonderful memoir that is both a touching and nuanced account of his relationship with his father as well as a fascinating look at the great epic The Odyssey.

By | 2017-09-28T12:44:56+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Daniel Mendelsohn|Tags: , , |0 Comments

John Ashbery: Collected Poems 1991 – 2000

With John Ashbery's passing on Sunday, at 90, The Library of America has moved up the publication date of their second volume of his poems, John Ashbery: Collected Poems 1991 - 2000. It's filled to the brim with his unfettered language and his welcoming warmth.

By | 2017-09-11T13:27:30+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, John Ashbery|Tags: |1 Comment