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Friday, April 24 2015

‘Astonish Me’ Raised My Eyebrows, But Not for the Reasons You May Think

I can only agree with the title. I am astonished.


Thursday, April 23 2015

Sandra Newman’s ‘The Country of Ice Cream Star’ Is a Heavy Read

There’s talk of war, rape, disease -- all things we associate with the worst of adulthood. But Newman never lets us forget that these are children.


Tuesday, September 30 2014

Haruki Murakami’s Characters Grapple With Friendship and Aging, But His Stories Never Grow Old

Stapled onto an ephemeral present shaped by Lexus cars, Twitter, and transformational training, Murakami engages with timeless themes in his latest colourful tale.


Friday, November 15 2013

John Updike Gives the Mundane Its Beautiful Due

Depending on whom you listen to, God, or the devil, is in the details, and that's exactly where John Updike's talent lies, too.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

Ernest Hemingway, Reporter

The years spent as a reporter painting the scene in Parisian cafes and on tuna fishing boats in Spain sharpened Ernest Hemingway's ability to carefully, confidently build a story.


Tuesday, July 5 2011

Print-On-Demand and the Future of Independent Publishing, Part 1

In part one of this two-part look at the world of Print-On-Demand books, PopMatters speaks to major figureheads in the POD industry to determine where it is, what it can do, and most importantly, where it's going ...


Monday, March 21 2011

Botticelli, Sandwiches Outside and Dreams of Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’

Boxed in by bandage-colored cubicle walls in downtown Manhattan, my thoughts drift to sweet days in Florence and Rome, and to lines in Ray Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’.


Sunday, November 28 2010

‘The Elephant’s Journey’ Carries the Reader Along on this Shared Endeavor

Saramago's trickery emphasizes an obvious, but often neglected, point about literature: words create reality rather than merely transcribe it.


Monday, November 1 2010

Ray Bradbury Wrote Me Back

My affinity for Ray Bradbury's work is rooted in his "accidental novels", as well as in the collections that plunder what is seemingly a limitless vault of manuscripts.


Wednesday, April 14 2010

Too Much Pop Culture? A Look at Lise Haines’ Girl in the Arena

Do pop culture references in contemporary YA and literary fiction hinder the longevity and relevance of modern writing?


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