Translator Dan Veach invites us to “pull up a bench in the mead hall, grab a brew, and enjoy a jazzy new performance.”
To his credit, Louis Menand personalizes his historical cast and humanizes ideologies and aesthetics.
“I’m an anarchist as an artist — I write what I want, however I want. I refuse to adhere to the forms that society hands down.”
Books Promiscuously Read sets a high standard for what might become an exciting new genre of literary criticism for educated general readers.
Instead of techno-utopian rhetoric, Electrify offers a plan with pragmatic steps to create a better environment and a stronger economy.
The volume’s spirited imagination is strong enough to compensate for flaws in its translation.
Many of the pieces in the collection come in the form of a personal diary, and these give us a sense of the day-to-day inner lives of the prisoners.
This is a lyrical work: gracefully exaggerating reality is a merit that good poetry and fantasy share.
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
The reader comes away from Love’s Next Meeting with an awareness of the rich history of homosexual culture existed long before the Stonewall riots in the summer of ‘69.