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Articles by Scott Abbott

A Slow, Inquiring Narration

December 1st, 2016
A Slow, Inquiring Narration

A translation of Peter Handke’s latest novel shows the author exploring the essence and possibilites of narration.

Moving at the Speed of Love

September 1st, 2015
Moving at the Speed of Love

Poet Alex Caldiero’s Some Love is tangled in the poetic complexities of love, and yet, as reviewer Scott Abbott discovers, the poems here can be every bit as fleshy and uncomplicated as the real thing.

Double Consciousness

December 1st, 2014
Double Consciousness

Literature by post-Yugoslavian writers is often about identity in flux. That includes the books of David Albahari, one of the most widely read of contemporary Serbian authors and one of the most worth reading.

Affliction Fiction

May 1st, 2012
immobility

Brian Evenson’s work is a violent exploration of a violent medium: language. His new novel Immobility and the stories collected in Windeye continue that journey into dark territory.