Tess Lewis

Arts Feature: Recommended Books, 2023

December 29, 2023
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An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics.

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Book Review: “On The Marble Cliffs” — History as Dreamscape

January 7, 2023
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Maintaining liberty in the face of totalitarian fantasy calls for vigilance. Ernst Jünger’s cautionary tale may be more resonant now than when it was first published.

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Book Review: “Translating Myself and Others” — The Air We Breathe

June 15, 2022
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The cumulative effect over the course of Jhumpa Lahiri’s book sharpens our view of what the imperfect art of translation can, in fact, do.

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Book Review: “The Notes” of Ludwig Hohl — “Everything Ever Created Was a Fragment.”

October 28, 2021
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Ludwig Hohl belongs in the line of such lucidly contentious thinkers as Karl Kraus, Pascal, and Lichtenberg, commentators whose writing oscillates between the traditions of literature and philosophy.

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Book Review: “What You Can See From Here” – Hopefully Romantic

June 13, 2021
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There is enough candor and humor, along with a handful of bracingly moody characters, to make Mariana Leky’s vision of perpetual love compelling.

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Arts Feature: Recommended Books, 2020

December 20, 2020
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An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics.

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Book Review: “Kraft” — A Pitch Perfect Satire of Neoliberal Dreamin’

November 17, 2020
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A powerful allegory for our techno-crazed, consumption-addicted, soul-crushing times.

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Recommended Books, 2019

December 14, 2019
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An eclectic round-up of our favorite books of the year from our critics.

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Book Review: “The Sweetest Fruits” — Stories in Order to Live

September 18, 2019
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Reading The Sweetest Fruits is like looking at the back of an oriental rug in which the pattern is rather more indistinct than the front but the colors much richer and more vivid.

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Book Review: “Stigmata of Bliss” — From the Master of the Tersely Disquieting

April 19, 2017
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Klaus Merz’s cunning, compressed prose invites us to listen for the sounds of the inexpressible, the other side of life.

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