John Cheever: The Stories of John Cheever

Michael Pucci, a new contributor to The Mookse and the Gripes, introduces his ongoing series reviewing the stories of John Cheever: “Because, quite frankly, promoting John Cheever has become an essential act of public service.” Read the full post.

Louise Labe

Louise Labé: Love Sonnets & Elegies

Trevor reviews the new English translation of Louise Labé’s Love Sonnets & Elegies. He’d never heard of Labé before, and now he can’t get enough of her work (or her fascinating story). Read the full post.

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Shane Carruth: Upstream Color

Lee Monks, a new contributor for The Mookse and the Gripes, reviews Shane Carruth’s most recent film, Upstream Color (2013). “All I can encourage you to do is: submit to the strangeness.” Read the full post.


2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The 2014 IMPAC shortlist is comprised of ten novels, including five in translation. Read the full post.


Andrés Neuman: Talking to Ourselves

Trevor reviews Neuman’s follow-up to Traveler of the Century, Talking to Ourselves, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia. Read the full post..


The Eclipse Viewer Episode 14: Early Bergman Part II

David and Trevor finish their discussion of Eclipse Series 1: Early Bergman, talking about Thirst and To Joy. Read the full post.


2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

The six books making up the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, with links to several reviews. Read the full post.

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Roddy Doyle Box Sets

Roddy Doyle: “Box Sets”

Trevor and Betsy feel differently about Roddy Doyle’s “Box Sets.” Read the full post.


James Shapiro: Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now

Trevor enthuses about The Library of America’s new volume, Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now. Read the full post.