Books

Children of the Daze

By Brian Fawcett | 2013 June 24

Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…

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Why Did Alt Lit Cross the Road?

By Stan Persky | 2013 June 20

Tao Lin’s new novel, “Taipei,” reviewed by Stan Persky from a rocking chair.

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Vatican Council II’s Last Great Champion

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2013 June 12

Dan Gawthrop, a lapsed Roman Catholic, makes a case for the life and work of his childhood bishop, Remi De Roo, one of the few surviving participants of the Second Vatican Council.

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Language and Silence, or, Just Shut the Fook Up

By Stan Persky | 2013 March 26

Tim Parks travels to the end of his mind in search of a little peace and quiet.

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The Mother-in-Law Joke

By Stan Persky | 2013 February 27

Stephen Marche thinks it’s the Golden Age of reading and writing. Howard Jacobson thinks readers are disappearing and fiction is “fooked” (as they say in England). Stan Persky investigates.

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When Atoms Collide

By Stan Persky | 2013 February 2

Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of a Renaissance book-hunter’s trip to the library. Stan Persky looks at Greenblatt’s “The Swerve” and the pushback from its critics.

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Bowering’s Pinboy

By Brian Fawcett | 2012 December 23

Brian Fawcett offers a review of George Bowering’s Pinboy

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“This is the Age of Aquarius. The candles will blow themselves out.”

By Stan Persky | 2012 July 3

Stan Persky reads a long biography of Richard Brautigan.

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Reading Stan Persky Reading the 21st Century

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2012 June 1

Norbert Ruebsaat files an appreciation of Stan Persky’s Reading the 21st Century.

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Megaballers: Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt

By John Harris | 2012 June 1

John Harris takes on Charlotte Gill’s award winning book on treeplanting. He thinks it’s pretty good, but better on forestry and treeplanting than on the treeplanters themselves.

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