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Criticism
Book Reviews

Below are book reviews which have appeared in American Book Review, Canadian Notes & Queries,Books in Canada—The Canadian Review of Books, Canadian Stories, Midwest Book Review, Quarter After Eight, Requited, The Quarterly Conversation, Rain Taxi, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. Reviews from Amazon come after.



American Book Review
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Infinity
by Gabriel Josipovici
January/February 2013

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Drive-by Saviours
by Chris Benjamin
July/August 2011

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The Interrogative Mood:
A Novel

by Padgett Powell
November/December 2010

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Diary of a Blood Donor
by Mati Unt
January/February 2010

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The Mirror In The Well
by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
March/April 2009

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The Parson's Widow
by Marja-Liisa Vartio
Volume 30, Number 1, November/December 2008

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Everything Passes
by Gabriel Josipovici
January/February 2008

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to order Gabriel's book

Books in Canada
Ceased publishing in 2008

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The Last Novel
by David Markson
June 2008

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The Book of Chameleons
by José Eduardo Agualusa
January/February 2008

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The Solzhenistyn Reader: New and Essential Writings 1947-2005
edited by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. and Daniel F. Mahoney
December 2007

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African Psycho
by Alain Mabanckou
December 2007

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Descents of Memory:
The Life of John Cowper Powys
and Porius

by Morine Krissdóttir and John Cowper Powys
November 2007

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Conversations with Professor Y
by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
October 2007

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Double-Blind
by Michelle Butler Hallett
October 2007

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Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
by Sam Savage
October 2007

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Die, Lady, Die
by Alejandro López
September 2007

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The Voice of the Heart:
The Workings of Mervyn Peake's Imagination

by G. Peter Winnington
September 2007

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From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow:
How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame
and
Oceans: An Illustrated Reference

by Mark Monmonier and Dorrik Stow respectively
March 2007

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Skipping Towards Armageddon:
The Politics and Propaganda of the Left Behind Novels and the LaHaye Empire

by Michael Standaert
January/February 2007

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The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004
by Gabriel Josipovici
November 2006

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to order Gabriel's book

Siberia
by Nikolai Maslov
November 2006

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Centuria: One Hundred Ouroboric Novels
by Giorgio Manganelli
October 2006

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to order this book in paperback

Things in the Night and
Hidden Camera

by Mati Unt and Zoran Zivkovic
September 2006

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Lunar Follies
by Gilbert Sorrentino
May/June 2006

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A Strange Commonplace
by Gilbert Sorrentino
May/June 2006

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Over the Rainbow? Hardly: Collected Short Seizures
by Chandler Brossard
April 2006

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My Life in CIA: A Chronicle of 1973
by Harry Mathews
January/Febuary 2006

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Going Down
by David Markson
January/February 2006


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Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time
by Michael Downing
November 2005


Copyright © 2006 by Michael Downing from Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher
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Sebastian's Arrows:
Letters and Mementoes of Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia

Lorca ed, trans., annotated by Christopher Maurer
October 2005

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A*hole
by Hilton Obenzinger
September 2005

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Memories of My Melancholy Whores
by Gabriel García Márquez
September 2005

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Tribute to Saul Bellow
May 2005

The End: Hamburg 1943
by Hans Erich Nossack
March 2005

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Vanishing Point
by David Markson
January/February 2005


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Right and Left
by Joseph Roth
November 2004

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The Fountain at the Center of the World
by Robert Newman
September 2004

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Goldberg: Variations
by Gabriel Josipovici
September 2004

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to order Gabriel's book

Siegfried
by Harry Mulisch
August 2004

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The Moon in Its Flight
by Gilbert Sorrentino
June/July 2004

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Tests of Time: Essays
by William H. Gass
April/May 2004

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Dan Yack,
Confessions of Dan Yack
and
Gold
by Blaise Cendrars
January/February 2004

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Actress in the House
by Joseph McElroy
January/Febuary 2004

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P
by Andrew Lewis Conn
January/Febuary 2004

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Three Novellas
by Thomas Bernhard
December 2003

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The Dance of Geometry
by Brian Howell
October 2003

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Ascension
by Steven Galloway
September 2003

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Agapē and
The Rush for Second Place
by William Gaddis
April 2003

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Bookslut


1913: In Search of
the World Before the Great War

by Charles Emmerson
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Back to Delphi
by Ioanna Karystiani
translated by Konstantine Matsoukas

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Canadian Notes & Queries


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Giving Up
by Mike Steeves
October 2014

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A
by André Alexis
Issue No. 90, Summer 2014 June

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Canadian Stories


Fish Soap Bonds

Fish, Soap, and Bonds
by Larry Fondation
Vol. 11, No. 64
Dec 2008/Jan 2009

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Galleon


The Naturalist

Tyler's Last

Strangers Gallery

The Naturalist
by Thom Conroy
November 2016

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Tyler's Last
by David Winner
November 2016

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The Strangers' Gallery
by Paul Bowdring
December 2014

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The Literary Review


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Bird
by Noy Holland
June 2016

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Night Soul and Other Stories
by Joseph McElroy
Spring 2011

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The Abyss of Human Illusion
by Gilbert Sorrentino
Summer 2010

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The Withdrawal Method
Review of The Withdrawal Method
by Pasha Malla

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Literary Review


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God, Hell, Sex and Tobacco
Review of Collaborators
by Janet Kaufmann
February 1989

Spanish Fly By Night
Review of City of Marvels by Carlos Mendoza
December 1988

Unholy and not Innocent
Review of The Unholy Innocents: A Romance
by Gilbert Adair
October 1988

Midwest Book Review


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How I Became an Idiot
by Frederique Sarcy
January 2014
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Then We Came to the End
by Joshua Ferris
Riding Toward Everywhere
by William T. Vollmann
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Valencia
by Michelle Tea
July 2009

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The Last Novel
by David Markson
April 2009

An alternate version of the review that appeared in Books in Canada.
See above for the printed version.

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Fish, Soap, and Bonds
by Larry Fondation
April 2009

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The Braindead Megaphone: Essays
by George Saunders
April 2009

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Time at War
by Nicholas Mosley
April 2009

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O Street
by Corrina Wycoff
April 2009

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Music & Literature


The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600-1800
by Steven Moore
September 2013

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Numéro Cinq


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So Much for That Winter cover

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Beyond the Blurb:
On Critics and Criticism

by Daniel Green
February 2017

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Novel Explosives
by Jim Gauer
November 2016

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So Much For That Winter
by Dorthe Nors
June 2016

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A General Theory of Oblivion
by José Eduardo Agualusa
March 2016

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Matches
by S.D. Chrostowska
January 2016

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Nobody Grew But the Business: On the Life and Work of William Gaddis
& William Gaddis: Expanded Edition

by Joseph Tabbi and Steven Moore
October 2015

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Infinite Fictions: Essays on Literature and Theory
by David Winters
July 2015

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Interview with Sam Savage
May 2015

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My Struggle: Book Four
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
May 2015

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Portrait of a Man Known
as Il Condottiere

by Georges Perec
March 2015

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See You In Paradise
by J. Robert Lennon
January 2015

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It Will End with Us
by Sam Savage
November 2014

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Open Letters Monthly


Widow
by Michelle Latiolais
June 2011

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The Cry of the Sloth
by Sam Savage
September 2010

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The Powys Journal


The Letters of John Cowper Powys and Dorothy Richardson
edited by Janet Fouli
August 2010

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Quarter After Eight


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Volume 16, 2010

Novel in Three Lines
Félix Fénéon
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Volume 15, February 2009

Monsieur
Jean-Phillipe Toussaint
Dalkey Archive Press, 2008, 102 pp., $12.95, paperback, mixed genre

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Camera
Jean-Phillipe Toussaint
Dalkey Archive Press, 2008, 120 pp., $12.95, from the uncorrected galleys, mixed genre.

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The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles
Jeff Martin
Soft Skull Press, 2008, 172 pp., $12.95, paperback, nonfiction.


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Volume 9, March 2003

The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen
NY: Picador USA, 2002, 592 pp., $15.00, paperback, fiction.

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. ©
 

The Persian Bride
James Buchan
Boston: Mariner, 1999, 343 pp., paperback, fiction.

House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
London: Pantheon, 2002, 709 pp., paperback, fiction.

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The Quarterly Conversation


Movieola!
by John Domini
March 2017

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Dinner
by César Aira
September 2015

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Life Embitters
by Josep Pla
June 2015

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[[there.]]
by Lance Olsen
December 2014

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[SIC]
by Davis Schneiderman
March 2014


 

Let the Dark Flower Blossom
by Nora Labiner
September 2013

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My Struggle
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
December 2012

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The Big Dream
by Rebecca Rosenblum
June 2012

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The Truth About Marie
by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
December 2011

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Slut Lullabies
by Gina Frangellow
March 2011


The Novel: An Alternative History: Beginnings to 1600
by Steven Moore
5 September 2010

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William Gaddis, "The Last of Something": Critical Essays
Review of William Gaddis, "The Last of Something": Critical Essays
eds. Crystal Alberts, Christopher Leise and Birger Vanwesenbeeck
Issue 19, Spring 2010
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Amazing Adult Fantasy
by A.D. Jameson
September 2011
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After & Making Mistakes
by Gabriel Josipovici
22 March 2010

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Rain Taxi


Marketa Lazarová
by Vladislav Vančura
February 2017

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I Remember
Translated by Georges Perec


 

Chris Eaton, A Biography
by Chris Eaton

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Unpacking My Library:
Writers and Their Books

Edited by Leah Price
Spring 2012 online issue

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The Sweetest Thing
by Mischa Merz
March 2012 print issue


 

And Also Sharks
by Jessica Westhead
Fall 2011 online issue

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Dinosaurs
by Steve Brusatte and Michael Benton
December-January 2010-2011 online issue

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William T. Vollmann: A Critical Study and Seven Interviews
by Michael Hemmingson
Originally appeared in Rain Taxi
Online Edition Spring 2010

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Conversations with Julian Barnes
ed. by Vanessa Guignery and Ryan Roberts
Originally appeared in Rain Taxi
Online Edition Spring 2010

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Bridge of the Golden Horn
by Emine Sevgi Özdamar
translated by Martin Chalmers
Originally appeared in Rain Taxi
Online Edition Winter 2010

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Waste
by Eugene Marten
Fall 2009 online issue

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Unintended Consequences
by Larry Fondation
Originally appeared in Rain Taxi
Vol.14, No.2, Summer 2009

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Night Work
by Thomas Glavinic
(Review appears in spring print edition. Click on the novel cover for a pdf of the review.)

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The Soul and Barbed Wire:
An Introduction to Solzhenitsyn

by Edward Ericson, Jr. and Alexis Klimoff
(Review appears in spring online edition. Click here for the URL or here for a pdf version.)

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A mediocre and flawed review of The Soul and Barbed Wire in Bookforum by Keith Gessen, found here, prompted me to write a letter, which was published here, along with Gessen's response. His answer was unsatisfactory, so I wrote another letter, published for the first time here.

Sheer Fiction IV
by Paul West
Winter 2008/2009 online issue

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The Letters of John Cowper Powys and Emma Goldman
by David Goodway
Fall 2008 online issue

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My Father's Wives
by José Eduardo Agualusa
translated by Daniel Hahn
Winter 2008/2009 online issue

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Requited


Glass

Glass
by Sam Savage
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Pieces for the Left Hand
by J. Robert Lennons
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Review of Contemporary Fiction


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My Struggle Book Two: A Man in Love
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
August 2013

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Review of Glorious Nemesis
by Ladislav Klima
Trans. Marek Tomin
April 2013

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Review of In Red
by Magdalena Tulli
Spring 2012

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Review of Paths to Contemporary French Literature, Volume 3
by John Taylor
Fall 2011

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Review of Primeval and Other Times
by Olga Tokarczuk
Summer 2010

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Review of Call Me Ahab
by Anne Finger
Spring 2010

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Review of Kissed By
by Alexandra Chasin
Summer 2008

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Review of Colonel Zoo
by Oliver Cadiot
Summer 2006

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Review of Memories of My Melancholy Whores
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Spring 2006

Review of Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books and
The Believer's Book of Writers Talking to Writers

by, respectively, Donna Seaman and Vendela Vida, ed.
Spring 2006

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Review of Gold
by Blaise Cendrars
Summer 2005

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Review of Moravagine
by Blaise Cendrars
Spring 2005

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Review of P
by Andrew Lewis Conn
Spring 2004

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Review of Witch Grass and
We Always Treat Women Too Well

by Raymond Queneau
Fall 2003
reprinted in CONTEXT #15
Spring 2004

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Review of To the End of the World
by Blaise Cendrars
Spring 2003,
reprinted in CONTEXT #13
Spring 2003

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Review of Selected Works of Cesare Pavese
by Cesare Pavese
trans. and intro. R.W. Flint
Summer 2002

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The Winnipeg Review



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Compartment No. 6
by Rosa Liksom
January 2017

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Story of Love in Solitude
by Roger Lewinter
September 2016

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The Space of Writing
by Stephen Mitchelmore
July 2016


Discomfort
by Evelyn Hampton
April 2016

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Urgency and Patience
by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
January 2016

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How I Became an Idiot
by Francisque Sarcey
September 2015

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Newspaper
by Edouard Levé
July 2015

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Martyrs and Holymen
by Larry Fondation
April 2015

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Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson
January 2015

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The Sea-God's Herb
by John Domini
December 2014

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Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume One: Christine Brooke-Rose
October 2014
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The Bill For Palma Vecchio, at Venice
by László Krasznahorkai
July 2014

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Permission
by S.D. Chrostowska
April 2014

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Shantytown
by César Aira
March 2014


The Book of Delores
by William T. Vollmann
February 2014

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The Short Fall
by Marek Waldorf
January 2014

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The Letters of William Gaddis
Ed. by Steven Moore
June 2013

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The End of Oulipo?:
An Attempt to Exhaust a Movement

by Lauren Elkin and Scott Esposito
June 2013

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The Way of the Dog
by Sam Savage
March 2013

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Familiar
by J. Robert Leonard
January 2013

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Docufictions: Journal of Experimental Fiction
by Harold Jaffe
November 2012

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A Struggle for Life: Selected Essays of Llewelyn Powys
Edited by Anthony Head
August 2012

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Reticence
by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
May 2012

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Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature
by Herb Wylie
March 2012

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Is That A Fish In Your Ear?
by David Bellos
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The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am
by Kjersti A. Skomsvold
September 2011

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The Accident
by Mihail Sebastian
July 2011


Only Joking
by Gabriel Josipovici
April 2011

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My Prizes: An Accounting
by Thomas Bernhard
February 2011

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Brecht at Night
by Mati Unt
Translation by Eric Dickens
January 2011

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The Country Where No One Ever Dies
by Ornela Vorpsi
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Amazon.com Reviews


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The Enchanted House
by Beth E. Janzen
"Room for everyone"
September 11, 2007

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Tests of Time: Essays
by William Gass
"Not much of an essay writer"
May 13, 2004
[See BiC for a lengthy review of this book]

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Memed My Hawk
by Yashar Kemal
"Sturdy but it doesn't involve one"
December 25, 2001

The First World War
by Ivan Klima
"A servicable work"
December 13, 2001

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My Golden Trades
by Ivan Klima
"A light touch"
December 13, 2001

Women of Sand and Myrrh: A novel
by Hanan Al-Shaykh
"Parched"
November 24, 2001

The Persian Bride
by James Buchan
"Poetic, hard-edged and timely"
November 6, 2001
[see "Three Reviews" for another review of this book]

The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
"A tight fit"
October 30, 2001
[see "Three Reviews" for another review of this book]

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. ©

Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer
by Paul Edwards
"A clear gaze on a murky fellow"
October 28, 2001

Legally Speaking:
Contemporary American Culture and the Law

by Helle Porsdam
"A persuasive case"
April 3, 2001

The Intuitionist: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead
"An underwhelming novel"
March 14, 2001

November 1916: The Red Wheel/Knot II
by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
"Hunting for history with a big net"
December 9, 2000

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Petrushka and the Dancer: the Diaries of John Cowper Powys, 1929-1939
by John Cowper Powys
"Not just another english eccentric"
December 2, 2000

Rude Assignment
by Wyndham Lewis
"Look into the shadows"
November 30, 2000

Diaries: 1899-1941
by Robert Musil
"The penetrating mind of Robert Musil"
November 27, 2000

Moravagine
by Blaise Cendrars
"Sickness unto death"
September 19, 2000
[see RCF for another review of this book]

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"Since at Least Plato...": And Other Postmodernist Myths
by M.J. Devaney
"Passion and intelligence combined"
June 9, 2000

Vast Alchemies
by G. Peter Winnington
"The mind and art behind the 'Titus' books"
May 29, 2000