Article Archive for June 2011
The paperback release of the Hollywood heartthrob’s debut story collection
The latest in the ongoing adventures of Shakespeare – JOHN Shakespeare, master-spy to Queen Elizabeth I.
A handsome new paperback of the book that gave birth to a multi-million dollar industry: the modern-day myth that is “Tarzan of the Apes.”
A paperback re-issue of the first instalment in the adventures of John Carter, gentleman of Virginia and superhuman warlord of distant Mars!
Lt. Peter Thornton of the 18th century British Navy has a problem more threatening than storms or pirates or cannon-fire: he’s gay, and he’s in love with his captain.
A new history examines the problems the Allies faced when they took on the job of occupying a defeated Germany in 1945.
A canny and engaging children’s book about a pair of enterprising kids trying to make sense of a magical realm where their homework actually matters.
A great translation of one of the “Four Great Classical Chinese Novels” is given a carefully-revised and gorgeously produced reprint by Tuttle Publishing.
Unfamiliar characters like the Angel, the Phantom Bullet, and John Steele join the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, and Captain America in the birth of the Marvel Age of Super-Heroes
Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Sure, but should they steal whole characters? plots? authors? Robert Coover and the writers of Re: Telling steal it all and let their readers sort it out.
Food writing today requires guts – often quite literally. Gabrielle Hamilton’s memoir transcends gross-out theatrics to portray a life in food, from abandonment to something like fulfillment.
Scott Sparling’s first novel Wire to Wire has rushed up at the reading world full of glue-sniffers, freight-hoppers, wedgeheads, and knives midair — so what’s it really about?
French trailblazer Raymond Roussel created teeming and fertile worlds from a secret process of wordplay. Two of his most spectacular works are coming back into print after a long, undeserved absence.
Best known today as the muse and lover of Edna St. Vincent Millay, George Dillon was a formidable poet and personality in his own right, and one well worth rereading.
Cinema lore has it that Jean-Luc Godard read only the first and last three pages of King Lear before making his film adaptation. Lianne Habinek suggests this may have helped him get at the play’s essence.
If you’re hoping for a heartfelt mea culpa from an architect of two disastrous wars, this isn’t it. Donald Rumsfeld’s memoir is shallow at best, cynically self-serving at worst.
FSG gave fifty poets almost no time at all to write a nation-and-epoch-spanning poem based on ancient Japanese techniques. What could possibly go wrong? Or, more interestingly, what went right?
The seventh in Craig Johnson’s award-winning Sheriff Walt Longmire series, Hell Is Empty proves that when it comes to putting a contemporary spin on the lore of the old West, few writers do it better.
we travel too quickly through these houses and hours
we travel thickly like rich black beetles tottering on the edges of tables
She was married to two kings, reigned during the advent of trench warfare and the suppression of suffragettes, and stayed all her life a delightful dinner guest; A Year With the Windsors continues with the fascinating and fastidious Queen Mary.
“In fact, many religions use the mandala type form to represent “Controlled Chaos.” Stained glass windows are an example I have a closer relationship to … they intrigued me for hours.”
In his latest collection, The Wrecking Light, Robin Robertson blends the voices of generations of Scottish/Celtic bards and balladeers into his own unique style of poetry.
“Spiro #0114” by Tim Eads
Widowhood is lonely, darkly comic, defiant, and emotionally vital in Michelle Latiolais’s new story collection. Jeff Bursey reviews.