“Surely the passion for the plain, the homespun, the banal is itself a form of betrayal, a refusal to look honestly at a complex universe.”
Nate Liederbach demotes plot and Aristotelian mechanics, replacing them with the acrobatics of a beer-loud voice.
Fighting God is logically argued, lucid, and makes a powerful case for a more secular nation.
Thanks in large part to brevity alone, the way these stories work is closer to poetry than to fiction.
Yakovlev’s poems speak to the reader quietly, with assumed familiarity.
Shout It Out Loud begins as a forensic examination of KISS’s Destroyer album, but it ends up as much more.
Taken together, these entertaining early novels present a noteworthy collection—particularly for Samuel R. Delany fans.
What John Keene has given us in Counternarratives is fearless fiction.
American poet Paul B. Roth is keenly aware that a striking phrase can set a dream in motion.
The authors have used their research well. Beyond applying an abundance of detail to trace his intellectual growth as well as the trajectory of his emotions, Eiland and Jennings have managed to intimate—though perhaps not to capture—something more elusive: a sense of Benjamin’s aura.