Monday, December 22 2014
Colm Toibin's latest literary outing is like a complex Persian rug: the reader must work to notice and appreciate the patterns.
Monday, July 16 2012
Samuel Beckett thought his sentences were "turds". Thomas Mann lusted after his own adolescent son. All this, and more in Colm Toibin's scintillating book of essays...
Sunday, February 13 2011
In The Empty Family, Irish writer Colm Toibin describes men and women who will sacrifice just about anything for sexual passion and love.
Tuesday, August 18 2009
A genuine love story, with a sex scene that is a swirl of lust, tenderness, pain, panic, quiet humor and complicated happiness.