This 19th century autobiography showcases the Romantic style for which Chateaubriand became known: vivid descriptions of nature and rustic life mixed with literary allusions and high rhetoric, all in the service of communicating intense, individual feeling.
Chief among Bruce’s peeves is hypocrisy of any stripe, and chief among his virtues is his constant willingness to cop to his own sordid contradictions.
09 Oct 2016
This week we take a look to see if Nina Freeman's Cibele can teach us something about romance in digital spaces.
15 Feb 2016
If Sjöberg's stylistic tics are an impediment to real investigation, they at least provide an aesthetic pleasure all their own.
26 Aug 2015
David Lazar's writing in Occasional Desire: Essays is personal yet scholarly, funny yet melancholy, familiar and warm, yet experimental and original.
31 Oct 2013
Reading Far and Away is like taking a personal journey with a good friend who has a great yarn to tell you about his globetrotting trips around the world.
12 Sep 2011
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