Dec 202011
Fuse Book Review: Flann O'Brien at 100 — An Enduring Comic Genius

There is no way that The Arts Fuse was going to miss celebrating the 100th birthday of one of the greatest satirists of the 20th century — Irish genius Flann O’Brien.

Nov 262011
Fuse Book Review: A Couple of Nihilists Ready for a Piece of the Action

Both of these novels about social corruption should be in every Occupy Wall Street library in the country: inequality is not a matter of fate but the result of an exhausted acquiescence to subterfuge.

Feb 122010
World Books Review: How To Sing in Dark Times

I am one of the judges for the Best Translated Book Award (fiction division) sponsored by Three Percent. The five finalists will be announced in New York on February 16th. Three Percent honcho Chad Post needed help to meet his [...]

Aug 152009
Book Commentary: Thirty Years Ago Stanley Elkin Raised Hell

By Bill Marx The ruckus kicked up by Yale University Press’s refusal to include cartoons offensive to some Muslims in a forthcoming book called “The Cartoons that Shook the World” underlines the ironic difference between offensive words and images. (Perhaps [...]