Jon Morris

Reviews // 33 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
//Reviews

Literary Theory Gets Bloody in Laurent Binet's 'The Seventh Function of Language' | 25 Aug 2017 // 4:30 AM

The Seventh Function of Language is either a grand farce or fashionable nonsense.

Each of the Stories in Murakami's 'Men Without Women' Is a Psychological and Existential Mystery | 16 May 2017 // 4:30 AM

If Lars Svendsen helps one to understand loneliness cognitively, Haruki Murakami allows one to experience it affectively, giving it a slow, desperate pulse.

//Blogs

Facing It: Living with Disfigurement in Marc Dugain's 'The Officer's Ward' | 18 Jun 2013 // 5:00 AM

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

A Painful Pleasure: Peter Trachtenberg's 'The Book of Calamities' | 14 Jun 2013 // 4:00 AM

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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