Philip Roth: Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960 – 2013

The Library of America has released their latest (and last) volume of Philip Roth's work, this time focusing on his nonfiction in Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960 – 2013. I've been a fan of Roth's work since this site began, and this collection helped me realize that is okay.

By | 2017-11-07T17:56:36+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Philip Roth|Tags: |2 Comments

The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

Elizabeth Hardwick, who was one of the initial founders of The New York Review of Books, wrote essays and criticism for half a century. NYRB Classics has released a hearty collection of her best.

By | 2017-10-18T14:07:22+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Elizabeth Hardwick|Tags: |1 Comment

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