It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.
Norbert Ruebsaat’s reflections on families, happiness and Brian Fawcett.
Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…
Tao Lin’s new novel, “Taipei,” reviewed by Stan Persky from a rocking chair.
Dan Gawthrop, a lapsed Roman Catholic, makes a case for the life and work of his childhood bishop, Remi De Roo, one of the few surviving participants of the Second Vatican Council.
Tim Parks travels to the end of his mind in search of a little peace and quiet.
Stephen Marche thinks it’s the Golden Age of reading and writing. Howard Jacobson thinks readers are disappearing and fiction is “fooked” (as they say in England). Stan Persky investigates.
Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of a Renaissance book-hunter’s trip to the library. Stan Persky looks at Greenblatt’s “The Swerve” and the pushback from its critics.
Brian Fawcett offers a review of George Bowering’s Pinboy
Stan Persky reads a long biography of Richard Brautigan.