Book Reviews

  • Portrait of Giacomo Leopardi by A. Ferrazzi
    October 6, 2014 | Willis Goth Regier
    Portrait of Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837) by A. Ferrazzi(Casa Leopardi, Recanati, Italy, 1820). Source: Wikipedia. A review of Zibaldone, by Giacomo Leopardi. Ed. Michael Caesar & Franco D’Intino. Trans. Kathleen Baldwin, Richard Dixon, David Gibbons, Ann Goldstein, Gerard Slowey, Martin Thom, and Pamela Williams. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Leopardi’...
  • August 22, 2013 | Jen Rickard Blair
    When mortals love one anotherthey will live in mutual understanding forever;and many things will succeed,with purity of intention.  —Juma Bhalo, “The Love of Which I Speak” To celebrate love and tide the blog over in the wake of my wedding, I’ve put together a brief cruise...
  • August 13, 2013 | Shaun Randol
    A Short Tale of ShameAngel Igov tr. Angela Rodel Open Letter, 2013 A Short Tale of Shame is the first full-length novel from Bulgarian short-story writer and critic Angel Igov. Ostensibly, it is the story of the damaging connections shared by aged rocker Boril Krustev and a tight-knit threesome of high school graduates: Sirma, Maya, and Spartacus. Really, the em...