Notes on Reiner Stach’s biographical trilogy about Franz Kafka, to supplement my review in Open Letters Monthly.
A comic glossary of cliches used by book reviewers.
A list of my completist reading aspirations.
Marguerite Duras’ most famous novel, The Lover, asks whether there can be a personal solution to a political problem.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World is a poignant exploration of the costs of trading art for propaganda.
I think I can be forgiven hoping to find something lurid in a novel entitled The Immoralist, written by a notorious French … More