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Tuesday, August 19 2014

Arguable Merits: Young Adult Fiction and Its Rabid Discontents

The YA crowd is full of articulate, well-read, hungry hyenas. They'll rip my lungs out for this. They'll crucify me. They'll leave my corpse in a ditch.


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.


Tuesday, March 9 2010

The Devil Gets His Due: The Uncollected Essays of Leslie Fiedler. Ed. Samuele F.S. Pardini

Whatever the subject at hand, nearly every page of this collection evinces Fiedler’s intelligence, erudition, panache, and combativeness.


Wednesday, January 13 2010

The Story About the Story: Great Writers Explore Great Literature edited by J.C. Hallman

J.C. Hallman writes about what he calls a “kind of personal literary analysis, criticism that contemplates rather than analyzes” that inspired him to compile these works by writers from Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence to Susan Sontag and Milan Kundera.


Wednesday, May 30 2007

Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Poets Life by Scott Donaldson

Donaldson sets out to rescue Robinson from his detractors and his admirers alike.


Wednesday, May 16 2007

Shakespeare the Thinker by A.D. Nuttall

To be or not to be a philosopher did not concern Shakespeare, so far as we know. And we know very little.


Tuesday, April 3 2007

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

While many of us are proud of reading regularly, voraciously, or eclectically, how many of us really pay close attention to what we read?


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