Reviews

Revenge of the Translator – Brice Matthieussent

You could also say that it was her most transgressive, subversive move to forego revenge, content instead to disappear.

Dead Girls – Alice Bolin

The book should’ve been called anything other than DEAD GIRLS.

The Fifth Woman – Nona Caspers

Caspers’s prose unifies form and content in a spectacular way as she writes the facts of grief, doing justice to both its devastation and transcendence, the sublime surreality it bestows on the world through the mere fact that one must continue to live in it.

Where the Bird Disappeared – Ghassan Zaqtan

Time isn’t linear, and it’s in this way that the book resists both nationalist and anti-nationalist narratives about how a Palestinian people have progressed or failed

Cinema in the Digital Age – Nicholas Rombes

I associate theaters less with the quiet company of unknown others, and more with the annoyance of an introvert forced to enjoy herself in public.

Tacky Goblin – T. Sean Steele

Steele said in an interview that he was interested in the blog as a “vehicle to tell jokes,” which partially gets at what the entries feel like.

Familiar Things – Hwang Sok-Yong

FAMILIAR THINGS by renowned South Korean author Hwang Sok-Yong offers a vivid reminder that our mountains of detritus are also a human issue.

Society Elsewhere – Francis Sanzaro

More or less everyone nowadays runs the risk of becoming one of the socially discarded.

Death – Anna Croissant-Rust

I’ve been thinking about death a lot. It’s hard not to when you’re carrying around a small, black volume wearing its name.

The Solitary Twin – Harry Mathews

To fully appreciate the fiction of Harry Mathews, we must take the notion of “game” not in the sense used by many critics to imply frivolity and lack of purpose, but as an activity that poses a challenge.

Revenge of the Translator – Brice Matthieussent

You could also say that it was her most transgressive, subversive move to forego revenge, content instead to disappear.

Tacky Goblin – T. Sean Steele

Steele said in an interview that he was interested in the blog as a “vehicle to tell jokes,” which partially gets at what the entries feel like.

Revenge of the Translator – Brice Matthieussent

You could also say that it was her most transgressive, subversive move to forego revenge, content instead to disappear.

Where the Bird Disappeared – Ghassan Zaqtan

Time isn’t linear, and it’s in this way that the book resists both nationalist and anti-nationalist narratives about how a Palestinian people have progressed or failed