Where Job scraped his sores, where Xenophon crossed the Euphrates, Krause Reichert links the stories he knows well to their terrain and traces.
15 Jan 2017
This novel's recurring themes of discontent and rivalry dominate whatever moments of tenderness and solidarity remain after Irish village life has given way to common death.
24 Feb 2015
In his publisher John Calder's view, Samuel Beckett retreats in his later texts, as did God from Genesis.
09 Apr 2014
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...
16 Jul 2012
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