Here is a link to my latest book review in America Magazine: A Polish Poet Veers Into Science Fiction It is a review of The Mountains of Parnassus by Czeslaw Milosz, a posthumous unfinished apocalyptic novel.
I read my eleventh book for the year, this one to be reviewed, entitled The Mountains of Parnassus by Czeslaw Milosz, a sort of dystopian novel that was never completed. Don’t want to say much about it here because I’m reviewing it but it’s well worth reading, especially for Milosz admirers. Here is a taste, from… Continue reading Reading Journal, January 26, 2017
The Great Charles Dickens Scandal by Michael Slater Yale University Press, $30.00, 224 pages Michael Slater, Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck, University of London, and author of the acclaimed Charles Dickens (2009), has written a literary detective story in meticulous and wry fashion, so meticulous that at first I was a bit… Continue reading The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Here is a link to my review of Graveyard Clay, “Rabelais in the Graveyard”,an Irish novel, published today in University Bookman. Enjoy!
Here is a review of the Irish novel Cre Na Cille by Mairtin O Cadhain, translated by Alan Titley, from Yale University Press, which is putting out another translation of the same novel in March 2016. I just received a copy of this new translation and will either publish a review of it or provide… Continue reading The Dirty Dust