Founding co-editor: Brian Fawcett (1944-2022) Editor: Stan Persky Technical Editor: Edward Parker
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.
Tim Parks travels to the end of his mind in search of a little peace and quiet.
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.
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.
Brian Fawcett offers a review of George Bowering’s Pinboy
Stan Persky reads a long biography of Richard Brautigan.
Norbert Ruebsaat files an appreciation of Stan Persky’s Reading the 21st Century.
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.
Terry Glavin doesn’t see Afghanistan the way the mass media and the progressive left do. Brian Fawcett thinks he’s got it right, and that we’re all involved.
John Harris looks at the recent Canadian Notes and Queries issue on who killed CanLit, whether or not it’s really dead, and whether a bunch of comfortable white guys are positioned to determine its condition.
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