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From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

This is a solidly traditional epic fantasy on its face, taking place in a vaguely European land of dukedoms and mad kings, featuring names full of umlauts and acute and grave accents. The plot is a familiar one, too,...

“Où sont les neiges d’antan?”: On “Russian Émigré Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky”

DECEMBER 25, 2017 “OÙ SONT les neiges d’antan?” Throughout my childhood, at odd moments, I heard my stepfather Vasily Yanovsky — a noted Russian émigré author who provides one of the bookends to this brilliant, poignant anthology — burst...

Hidden Mysteries and Closed Societies

DECEMBER 25, 2017 NELSON GEORGE IS a creator — and chronicler — of art in many forms. Over the course of a career spanning almost four decades, George has moved easily between journalism, history, novels, and filmmaking, producing over...

Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

Magnusson is a painter who raised five children. Her age, she writes, is “somewhere between 80 and 100.” She’s had to death clean for three people, including her beloved husband. She has no wish to leave disarray for others...

Collaboration in the Dark – Los Angeles Review of Books

DECEMBER 25, 2017 This piece appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 16,  Art To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become a member  or  donate here. Images by Robert Flynt ¤ A fire alarm went off in the dark room....

The Glow From ‘The Fire Next Time’

Fifty-five years ago last month, The New Yorker published Baldwin’s astonishing essay about the United States teetering on a precipice. “Privately,” Baldwin wrote, “we cannot stand our lives and dare not examine them; domestically, we take no responsibility for...

Tyia (Indonesia)’s review of Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons

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The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man

author: Tom King name: Tyia average rating: 4.26 book published: 2016 rating: 0 read at: date added: 2017/10/12 shelves: to-read review: Source link

Tyia (Indonesia)’s review of Small Gods: A Discworld Graphic Novel

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A Carnal Contact with Reality: On Pasolini’s Novels

DECEMBER 24, 2017 ARGUABLY MOST FAMOUS for the sordid details of his violent death, filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote two novels during the 1950s — Ragazzi di vita (1955) and Una vita violenta (1959) — that are all but...