Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2013«

Book review: The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

October 29, 2013

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In my New York Journal of Books review I describe The Gorgeous Nothings as “. . . one gorgeous book . . . like attending a museum exhibition in the comfort of one’s own home.” For a comparison between Ms. Dickinson’s draft of a poem and the posthumously published version see an article that appeared in […]

Book review: The Lion Seeker portrays South Africa’s Jewish community

October 28, 2013

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Set in 1930s and 1940s Johannesburg, South Africa, Jewish-Canadian writer Kenneth Bonert‘s debut novel The Lion Seeker is a bildungsroman, immigration story, and family saga rolled into a page turner. In my New York Journal of Books review I refer to the book as a promising debut. To hear an interview with Mr. Bonert go […]

Book review: Half the Kingdom by Lore Segal explores old age

October 27, 2013

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Here is my New York Journal of Books review of Lore Segal‘s new novel about old age Half the Kingdom. For additional commentary and excerpts from the novel see my examiner article too. Lore Segal