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Christopher Guerin
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Christopher Guerin was President of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic from 1985 to 2005 and is currently the Director of Program Development for Sweetwater Sound. He recently launched Zealotry (christopherguerin.blogspot.com/), a blog featuring his fiction and poetry, and is a writer and columnist for the group blog When Falls The Coliseum. His column there, “Now Read This!” (whenfallsthecoliseum.com/author/cguerin/ ), concentrates on great works of fiction or poetry. He is the author of two books each of fiction and poetry, a novel, and more than a dozen children’s books, all in search of a publisher.


Features

Wednesday, November 11 2009

Nothing is Real: The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine'

The Yellow Submarine exists. It’s not a mirage, or a mind game. Someone, inspired by the Beatles, built the Yellow Submarine, and it exits to this day.


Tuesday, November 3 2009

Nicholson Baker's Enthusiasms and Passionate Obsessions

Nicholson Baker writes from his enthusiasms, which are many and ever changing. Among other things, his books have focused on sex, John Updike, public libraries, and pacifism and World War II. His latest, The Anthologist, is his love letter to poetry.


Sunday, September 20 2009

My Friend, George Harrison: Reflections on the Cool Beatle

The minute I saw George in those blue jeans, work shirt, and those sand-colored boots, I had to have them, and that was exactly what I wore for the months that followed.


Thursday, October 16 2008

Honoré de Balzac: A Man of Enormous Appetites

One has to wonder, having conquered two duchesses before reaching his 25th birthday, if Honoré de Balzac didn't believe he deserved the aristocratic title in his name more than some who'd come by it more honestly.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 14 2010

Noir: A Novel by Robert Coover

This book is a compendium of noir clichés, each one twisted to Coover’s purpose, which is to repurpose noir into a metaphor for existence itself


Monday, March 29 2010

The Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux

Writing a novel about writer’s block is a bit like cleaning a revolver when you’re not entirely incapable of suicide. Paul Theroux’s new book, a clumsy attempt at the mystery novel, goes off in his own hand.


Sunday, February 14 2010

Point Omega by Don DeLillo

Entirely too long at 117 pages, Don DeLillo’s latest novel was inspired by an installation at the Museum of Modern Art in 2006 called 24 Hour Psycho.


Thursday, January 28 2010

The Paris Review Interviews, Vols. 1-4, Edited by Philip Gourevitch

If you love to read, love to write, or are simply curious about how great authors think and talk about their craft, you’ll find these interviews endlessly fascinating.


Monday, January 4 2010

The Best American Short Stories 2009 edited by Alice Sebold and Heidi Pitlor

I found at least five of the stories here to be competent, but far from satisfying as an artistic whole.


Blogs

Tuesday, October 27 2009

The Oz Man's Fine New Christmas Story


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