The Bowles series continues with Paul’s 1955 novel about the Moroccan independence movement and the struggles of ordinary people to keep a corner of their souls free of political power struggles.
On a recommendation from a local poet, I have started reading the short stories of an American master of the form, and was greatly rewarded for the effort.
Moving out after a breakup delayed me from posting on time about this biographical history of a famous literary breakup!
The Balzac streak continues with a supernatural tale built on the fantastical conceit that our energies can be used to fulfill our desires or squandered and lost.
Here’s a book that takes cultural essay writing to a whole other level.
A day late and a dollar short with two stories of the rake’s progress.
I suppose by middle age it’s high time I started with Balzac…
On a posthumous novel by the great writer (and overwriter) from North Carolina.
To be or not to be, that is the question.
On a recent book written for those who might wonder.
The Wife of Bath’s Tale shows how desperate readers are for a hero and what we are willing to forgive or ignore to get one
About an extremely readable day book for 1922, a year in which culture changed absolutely.