In Retrospect

September, 2007

In Retrospect: Adam Sisman on W. Jackson Bate’s “Samuel Johnson”

by Adam Sisman | Sep-18-2007

Walter Jackson Bate’s fine book was immediately recognised as the best modern biography of Samuel Johnson when it appeared more than thirty years ago;...read »

In Retrospect: W. Jackson Bate’s life of Johnson

by admin | Sep-17-2007

The following essay by Jerome Weeks kicks off the latest week of In Retrospect, which will revisit W. Jackson Bate's "Samuel Johnson,"which won the NBCC's...read »

In Retrospect: Around the World With C.K. Williams

by admin | Sep-11-2007

Twenty years ago last month,NBCC winner Edward Hirsch reviewed Williams' "Flesh and Blood" in the New York Times,along side Donald Justice's"The Sunset...read »

In Retrospect: Three Poems by CK Williams

by admin | Sep-10-2007

Thanks to the folks over at "The New Yorker," three of the poems from CK Williams' 1987 NBCC-winning volume, "Flesh and Blood," are available online at...read »

In Retrospect: CK Williams Taught Me I Was Not a Poet

by admin | Sep-09-2007

The following essay by Steve Almond kicks off the latest week of In Retrospect, which will revisit C.K. Williams' collection, "Flesh and Blood," which won...read »

In Retrospect: Peter Taylor’s “A Summons to Memphis”

by admin | Sep-04-2007

This week, the NBCC's In Retrospect series will be focusing on Peter Taylor's 1986 fiction winner, "A Summons to Memphis,"a wonderful, Jamesian novel that...read »

August, 2007

In Retrospect: Karen Long on Patrick Neate’s “Where You’re At”

by admin | Aug-28-2007

When I first saw Patrick Neate, he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and climbing the stage of the New School in Manhattan, preparing to read from his book,...read »

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