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The Wall: A Modern Fable | New York Journal of Books

July 23, 2013

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My New York Journal of Books review of The Wall: A Modern Fable. For further notes on the novel see my examiner article. Advertisements

Revising your writing again? Blame the Modernists – Ideas – The Boston Globe

July 14, 2013

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I disagree with the article‘s contention that extensive revision is a modern innovation. William Wordsworth published his first version of The Prelude in 1805 and spent the next 45 years revising it.

Claudia Silver to the Rescue | New York Journal of Books

July 11, 2013

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In my New York Journal of Books review I describe the novel as "a fun and funny read about the mistakes twentysomethings make when they first live independently as adults." In addition to my NYJB review also read my Examiner article about this novel. Claudia Silver to the Rescue author Kathy Ebel

Why We Are Truly a Nation by William Matthews : The Poetry Foundation

July 4, 2013

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  Why We Are Truly a Nation BY WILLIAM MATTHEWS Because we rage inside the old boundaries, like a young girl leaving the Church, scared of her parents. Because we all dream of saving the shaggy, dung-caked buffalo, shielding the herd with our bodies. Because grief unites us, like the locked antlers of moose who die […]

Jacob’s Folly | New York Journal of Books

July 3, 2013

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Read my review of Jacob’s Folly on New York Journal of Books. I continue my discussion of the novel’s theme of assimilation in an Examiner article. Jacob’s Folly author Rebecca Miller

Paris Twilight | New York Journal of Books

July 2, 2013

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“So I finished my tea and dabbled at my dinner, and took a bath, and retired with a book whose secrets were guarded by my exhaustion, for almost immediately it lay open beside me on the duvet, and I woke after a while to turn off the light, and succumbed back into a dream that […]