Monday, November 12, 2018
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Kafka's surreal "otherworldly" style is seen hatching in turn of the century Prague, where, as a Jew, he struggled with linguistic, nationalistic and religious ghetto-ization as a native Czech.
I didn't know he was so fond of swimming, too.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
I 'm struggling with the VOICEMAILS poems, though struck with lines all over the place. Also take it personally that he was adopted so avidly by Louise Gluck and Sarah Ruhl, as a tragic Keatsian figure who was dying throughout his short writing career.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
A novel that buries its crime and detection strengths in an over-embroidered family saga. Plus, a strange echo of Forster's HOWARD'S END.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
from Dwight Garner's NYT review: [GS] is is light, stinging, insolent and melancholy, to borrow the words the critic Kenneth Tynan kept on his writing desk to remind himself how to sound.