July, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Reading: Leora Skolkin-Smith

by Leora Skolkin-Smith | Jul-24-2007

Reading Elfriede Jelinek is always a defensive passion for me. I loved her newest novel, "Greed," as I have everything this brilliant woman has produced....read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: John Freeman

by John Freeman | Jul-18-2007

My time has been really fractured this summer with unpacking and traveling, so I’ve picked up a lot of writer’s journals to fill the gaps. Donald Hall’s...read »

The Times They Are A-Changin’ Back: Morris Dickstein on Our Cultural Memory

by admin | Jul-16-2007

From Morris Dickstein's NBCC finalist,"Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties." "The recurrent flurries of nostalgia for the 1950s -- and the...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Jane Ciabattari

by Jane Ciabattari | Jul-10-2007

I just finished Joshua Clark's Heart Like Water, a beautifully written, sometimes comic, sometimes angry, always gripping memoir of his days in New Orleans...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Steve Weinberg

by Steve Weinberg | Jul-06-2007

Like my 23 colleagues on the NBCC board of directors, much of my "discretionary" reading time is devoted to examining books that might end up as winners in...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Mary Ann Gwinn

by Mary Ann Gwinn | Jul-05-2007

I have an oppressive list of books I’m supposed to be reading, but on the insistence of a friend, I picked up a copy of "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam (Europa...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Lev Grossman

by Lev Grossman | Jul-04-2007

I'm reading Girls of Riyadh, by Rajaa Alsanea, which was I think a bit of a succes de scandale when it was first published in Arabic in Lebanon two years...read »

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