Book Review: Blaise Cendrars’ Brilliant WW I Memoir — Surviving the “Shambles” of War

August 28, 2015
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The Bloody Hand stands alongside other autobiographical classics devoted to the First World War.

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Book Review: In “Europe in Sepia,” Croatian Writer Dubravka Ugrešić Bets a Few Chips on the Future

July 8, 2014
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Translator David Williams has hit upon a judicious combination of snappy repartee and dark underbelly that communicates essayist Dubravka Ugrešić’s rapier wit and black despair in equal measure.

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Book Commentary: Summer Reads for Adventurous Minds

June 24, 2010
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Poetry’s secret, it seems to me, consists of two ingredients: a love of this world and a curiosity about metaphysics. – Durs Grünbein, The Bars of Atlantis I resist the idea that books for the beach have to go down as easy as piña coladas. My eccentric and eclectic list of fiction and non-fiction in…

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