Whatever might be dark about these stories may also be — since they’re reliably witty and frequently very funny — a welcome distraction and relief from current events.
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Because Eliza Griswold’s poems often take place in war zones, she’s always provocative — even when she is tendentious.
The imperative to engage with landscape, and thus leave or at least minimize the self, has become of great importance to Peter Handke.
Frances Wilson’s biography of Thomas De Quincey is superb, written with enormous empathy and insight.
You may have read similar earlier works, but Dominic Smith’s novel is in a class of its own.