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encore de l'audace,
et toujours de l'audace
Category Archives: Reviews
Donald Morrison does everything but “Help the Ageing” in this horribly brilliant series of reviews. Eos, the goddess of dawn, persuaded Zeus to bestow immortality on her human lover Tithonus. But she forgot to ask for enduring youth as well. … Continue reading
Read Michael Dirda’s review of a wonderful new condensed version of perhaps the best literary biography of the great Fyodor Dostoevsky ever, and experience, Mystic Terror Revisited.
You can’t help but get as excited as Christine when you read her review of Brian Boyd’s great new book. On the Origin of Stories by Christine Boyko-Head “Evolution may help explain copulation and even cooperation, but can it account … Continue reading
Read this review of a really fascinating new book, Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder That Rocked New Orleans, by Ethan Brown. Sounds like a grim movie to be made.
Below is a review I wrote back in 2003 and had forgotten about. It appeared in Main Street Rag (Winter, 2003) and I just discovered it in an archive on their current MSR Reading Series site. I didn’t have a … Continue reading
Esquire Reads Dean Koontz and David Baldacci And more from America’s new literary canon of popular but insipid fiction, so you don’t have to. Here’s what our book critic learned before throwing up a little in his mouth. By Benjamin … Continue reading