Raúl Zurita: INRI

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.

By |2019-01-17T22:52:39-04:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews, Raúl Zurita|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Ryan O’Neill: Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers

Paul reviews Ryan O'Neill's Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers.

By |2019-01-16T00:26:45-04:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews, Ryan O'Neill|Tags: , |0 Comments

William Maxwell: They Came Like Swallows

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.

By |2019-01-10T16:59:32-04:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews, William Maxwell|Tags: , |0 Comments

Uwe Johnson: Anniversaries

This week marks one of the biggest events in this publishing year: Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl is finally here in all of its glory. Translated from the German by Damion Searls and published by NYRB Classics, this is the best book I've read this year (and I'm still reading it!).

By |2018-10-18T23:14:55-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Book Reviews, Uwe Johnson|Tags: |6 Comments