Wednesday, December 11 2002
A Love Supreme was recorded the same way it was composed, and was composed the same way it was conceived: quickly, in the moment's inspiration.
Things that seem 'lighter than air' can carry secretly within them vast potential weights of human suffering and catastrophe.
... it's terribly difficult to fully realize and comprehend the awe that was Garbo.
Hart is a poet of consistent themes, whose work becomes (in this arrangement) structured around a systematic and co-ordinated series of repetitions.
With more than sixty books to her credit, the eagerly anticipated thriller, The Crush is a welcome addition to the Brown canon of classics.
Wednesday, December 4 2002
Gao himself is a firm believer that word embellishments will not substitute for the truth.
There's depth and a taste that can only be attributed to a well-cultured insight refined within the headiest caskets.
It was a whole lot better when it was called Ghost.
...what's an introvert to do in such a hostile environment?"
This is an old and well-worn path.
Wednesday, November 6 2002
A well-written and researched account of the actual going-ons.
Based on themes ranging from the relevant to the ridiculous.
Evidence of America's persistent Anglophilia abounds.
Cartoonish, exaggerated slices of life.
Are electronic magazines the salvation of the literary arts.
Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and
I would say that physicists have known power.
The great strength of this book is its taut, crystal-clear style.
Wednesday, October 30 2002
It's a lucid look at the fears that plague academics everywhere...Will I lose tenure to an intelligent toaster oven?"
Pogrebin shows a flair for characterization that many seasoned novelists can't match.
Riding the metro is...a journey taken in accompanied solitude, a voyage through space and through a kind of geographically mapped collective unconscious.