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Jon Morris
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A product of the much-maligned American public education system, Jon Morris holds a Ph.D. in Translation Studies/Comparative Literature. His interests include Existential Philosophy and Pessimism, Jazz Noir and Electronica. He teaches in upstate NY.


Email: jonmorris8@icloud.com


Reviews

Friday, September 12 2014

'What We See When We Read': Covers, Imagination, and Everything in Between

"When we discuss the feeling of reading we are really talking about the memory of having read," says Peter Mendelsund, "and this memory of reading is a false memory."


Monday, June 2 2014

Hooked on True Detective? Check Out Its Influence, Thomas Ligotti

Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.


Thursday, April 17 2014

Post-Tsunami Trauma Is Imbued with Painful Lessons in 'Facing the Wave'

"We think we have time to love, cook dinner, take walks, become enlightened, but one wave can take us, or it can spit us out." -Gretel Ehrlich


Thursday, April 10 2014

Kenneth Calhoun's 'Black Moon' Will Keep You Awake

At first glance, Black Moon might appear to be just another variation of the zombie theme, but it isn't: this novel is written for adults.


Tuesday, April 1 2014

The Freedom to Be: Frédéric Gros's 'Philosophy of Walking'

You may not find yourself in lockstep with Frédéric Gros, but you will be glad you made the journey with him.


Blogs

Tuesday, June 18 2013

Facing It: Living with Disfigurement in Marc Dugain's 'The Officer's Ward'

Marc Dugain's novella about a soldier wounded in WWI has probably never been more relevant than now.


Friday, June 14 2013

A Painful Pleasure: Peter Trachtenberg's 'The Book of Calamities'

Sometimes the value of a book is far more than the price of the book.


Thursday, June 13 2013

Charles Yu. Stories. Please Read.

Charles Yu creates a world so strange in 'Sorry. Please. Thank You. Stories.' that it just might be real.


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