Train Dreams

Literary Homage: Denis Johnson, American Dostoevsky

May 28, 2017
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Denis Johnson’s spiritual vision was dark and more than a little scary but also supremely generous.

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Book Review: Denis Johnson’s Plays in Verse — The Art of Talking with the Devil

October 18, 2012
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One answer to the question of “Why two plays in verse?” might be that Denis Johnson is a writer relentlessly in pursuit of new forms, and new formal challenges—a literary daredevil always looking for a new vehicle to take for a thrill ride.

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Book Review: Denis Johnson’s Beautiful, Haunting “Train Dreams”

October 15, 2011
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In “Train Dreams” the world of beauty and terror is balanced as only our best writers have been able to balance those things.

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