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Now, Voyager: Barry Hill's 'Peacemongers'
'Peacemongers', by the Australian poet and journalist Barry Hill, is an epic travelogue and probing meditation on the importance and elusiveness of peace. [20.Apr.15]
'The Lost Boys Symphony' Has a Fascinating Concept and Strong Plotting and Pacing
This realistic novel about a collegiate love triangle develops into a fascinating genre-bender about time travel and mental illness. [20.Apr.15]
Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis
By Ian Zack
Who was the greatest of all American guitarists? The relatively unknown blind son of sharecroppers, whom Bob Dylan called “one of the wizards of modern music.” [17.Apr.15]
Why Are Critics Falling All Over Deepti Kapoor's 'A Bad Character'?
Too many reviews of this book universalise Idha’s experience and praise it for providing a window into the Indian woman’s experience. Which women would that be? [16.Apr.15]
'Times Beach' Gives Us Theater, Free-form Jazz, Art Cinema, and Southern Gothic Literature
Times Beach is less a collection of poetry as it is an anthology of performance art presented under the guise of poetry. [16.Apr.15]
Reviews
'Peacemongers', by the Australian poet and journalist Barry Hill, is an epic travelogue and probing meditation on the importance and elusiveness of peace. [20.Apr.15]
This realistic novel about a collegiate love triangle develops into a fascinating genre-bender about time travel and mental illness. [19.Apr.15]
Too many reviews of this book universalise Idha’s experience and praise it for providing a window into the Indian woman’s experience. Which women would that be? [16.Apr.15]
Times Beach is less a collection of poetry as it is an anthology of performance art presented under the guise of poetry. [15.Apr.15]
Tenor Ian Bostridge has sung Winterreise hundreds of times and here gives it the equivalent of 33 1/3 entry -- only denser in substance, more elaborately written, and with some fascinating tangentials. [15.Apr.15]
The Blind Writer is less about South Asians and the Indian-American experience as it is about Indian-American men and their (in)abilities to navigate life. [14.Apr.15]
A rigorous, middle ground between lurid populist histories and dry academia, Anna Whitelock provides an excellent biography as a well trained historian. [14.Apr.15]
Jill Alexander Essbaum’s first novel bleakly evokes the life of a woman adrift. However well built, it is story constructed over a sinkhole. [13.Apr.15]
News
By Scott Collins
It’s hardly rare for writers to be unhappy with how Hollywood interprets their books, but they typically cash the checks and keep… [09.Apr.15]
Features
By Ian Zack
Who was the greatest of all American guitarists? The relatively unknown blind son of sharecroppers, whom Bob Dylan called “one of the wizards of modern music.” [16.Apr.15]
From terrorists and authoritarian regimes to government surveillance and control of the Internet, the threats to freedom of expression are greater than ever. [13.Apr.15]
Columns
Re:Print
By Ilan Mochari
Like a cover letter, the epigraph must take me to the textual meat without giving me reason to discard the sandwich altogether. [14.Apr.15]
Opium Traces
A recent biopic about the last executioner in Thailand explores the extremes between killing and redemption. [12.Apr.15]
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