Sunday, January 1 1995
According to Ward Just, one day he sat down a novelist and got up a playwright. It wasn't really that simple. With 'Lowell Limpett', Ward Just makes it seem that way.
Looking For Poetry: Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti, with Songs from the Quec
We see a pretty fair representation of the urges and circumstances of our planet in April 2002.
Has more twists and turns in it than a Texas sidewinder, and just about as much bite and venom, too.
Similarities to 'Bridget Jones' are plentiful.
Johnny Ace's influence on the development of American music was, if not quite as seismic as Elvis Presley's, an essential element in the creation of the musical revolution of the mid-Fifties.
The body is Yuknavitch's medium, and she puts it through its paces here. Her most powerful stories subject their protagonists to extremes of delight and torment -- when these characters feel, they feel in spades.
Forging identities is seductive, but in the end it's a zero-sum game, unless one is willing to weld the new persona to the old circumstances, a point Lauren Sanders makes eloquently and insightfully in 'Kamikaze Lust'.
The book combines tweedy rant with engaging memoir to reveal a refreshingly cynical, cloyingly elitist, and analytically Marxist point of view.
Huston is revealed as a seamless whole, tough guy and gentleman of culture, one of the last of the Renaissance Men.
Explains how humor is manufactured, packaged, and delivered to the masses.