January, 2007

Why “The Occupation” isn’t just another Iraq book

by John Freeman | Jan-27-2007

Until the November election last, it seemed like there was a new book about Iraq published every month, from Thomas E. Rick's "Fiasco" to the Iraq Study...read »

Beyond Thunderdome

by Lev Grossman | Jan-27-2007

Today's posts will address former NBCC winner Cormac McCarthy's latest novel, "The Road," a finalist for the 2006 NBCC prize for fiction.  How cool...read »

The Sounds of Freedom

by admin | Jan-26-2007

  Here's a short passage from "The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq," a finalist for the 2006 NBCC award in nonfiction:   My favorite military...read »

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 »

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