January, 2007

Lia Purpura’s “On Looking”

by Kevin Prufer | Jan-24-2007

Today's posts will focus on Lia Purpura's "On Looking," a finalist for the 2006 NBCC Award in criticism.  ON LOOKING IS A HARD BOOK TO CATEGORIZE. Lia...read »

Around the World with Fred Seidel

by John Freeman | Jan-23-2007

In honor of Frederick Seidel, today's round-up will focus on his 2006 NBCC finalist volume, "Ooga-Booga."   After reading "Oooga-Booga," Adam...read »

What Are You Reading in Lefkes, Greece?

by admin | Jan-19-2007

I was given a 3 month residency at The House of Literature in Lefkes, a small mountain town on the island of Paros in Greece. It's winter, and except for a...read »

Tom Stoppard on Literary Criticism

by admin | Jan-12-2007

Tom Stoppard's dying literary critic, Vissarion Belinsky, has this to say about his--and our--chosen calling, in "Shipwreck," Part II of "The Coast of...read »

Tugboating

by Heather McAlpin | Jan-05-2007

I've been reading Jonathan Lethem, and this passage on "tugboating" from "Motherless Brooklyn" caught my eye. It's something critics (often accused of...read »

December, 2006

What Are You Reading in Ankara?

by Michael D. Lukas | Dec-28-2006

Thanks to the generosity of the American taxpayer and the Fulbright Commission, I am spending this year in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. According to my...read »

Critical Outtakes: An Interview With Melissa Fay Greene

by Jennifer Reese | Dec-26-2006

Melissa Fay Greene's first book, Praying for Sheetrock, recounted the struggle to bring civil rights to a rural Georgia county in the 1970s, and was a 1991...read »

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