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

Ross Macdonald: Black Money

This week, The Library of America is publishing its third and final collection of Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer novels, which includes Black Money, The Instant Enemy, The Goodbye Look, and The Underground Man. Here, Trevor takes a look at Black Money.

By | 2017-08-03T23:13:33+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Ross Macdonald|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z

The Library of America recently released a fantastic collection of music journalism spanning from the 1966 to 2014. Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Roll from Elvis to Jay Z is a valuable collection of great writing about music and its place in American culture over the past fifty years.

By | 2017-08-03T23:15:55+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Various|Tags: |0 Comments

Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos

Recently, The Library of America released a unique, poetic, two-volume boxed set of scientific writing: Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos. Read the full post.

By | 2017-05-25T17:49:52+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, Loren Eiseley|Tags: |3 Comments

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia

It's always a momentous occasion when a living author gets their work released in The Library of America. It has rarely happened, and I think the only other living author in there now is Philip Roth, but it has recently happened once again. Ursula K. Le Guin, the 86-year-old whose career started over sixty years ago, [...]

By | 2016-09-21T14:58:33+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, Ursula K. Le Guin|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s

Today, The Library of America is releasing a two-volume box set entitled Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s, a fantastic set that helps us reconceptualize the role of women authors in our literary history. Trevor takes a look at the new, exciting set. Read the full post.

By | 2015-09-03T17:57:33+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |5 Comments