This novel of ideas reads like an essay narrated in the first-person by a self-absorbed automaton.
Whether we call this slim volume poetic prose or prose poetry, a novella or a collection of verse, seems beside the point. It is haunting, hypnotic, and moving.
This is a timely novel, a lament for the multicultural harmony that has disappeared from Mesopotamia as well as a dire warning: fundamentalism is on the rise, not just in the Middle East but in the West as well.
These are not persuasive essays; rather, they are thought-provoking juxtapositions of facts, observations, and speculations — with a teleology.
An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics.
The fifteenth anniversary of the death of a grievously neglected writer whom critics almost universally acclaim a creative genius.
An eclectic round-up of our favorite books of the year from our critics.
Five Cities is a species of psychogeography, a deep map, that weighs the effects of topography, urban environments, and monuments of the past on mood and perspective.