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French Cinema by Charles Drazin
When one thinks of "French cinema" a certain tendency is evoked by the residue of classic francophone films that were, from the perspective of those who loved cinema but who did not grow up speaking French, considerably quieter and, perhaps, subtler than the mainstream Hollywood films. This...
Beyond Words: Translating the World by Susan Ouriou
Edited by Susan Ouriou, Beyond Words: Translating the World brings together essays from literary translators whose commonality derive primarily from their participation in a summer residency at the Banff International Literary Translation Centre in Alberta, Canada over a span of several years...
Missing You, Metropolis by Gary Jackson
We indulge in the power / to inhabit a world a page removed from our own" (p. 81), writes Gary Jackson in "Reading Comic Books in the Rain," the last poem of his first collection, Missing You, Metropolis. Selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the book addresses...
Tourist in Hell (Phoenix Poets) by Eleanor Wilner
So, your black roller bags are packed, your Tartarean, I mean tartan, ribbons tied to their handles so as to readily identify your own from all the other black roller bags on the airport luggage belt to Hell. You've double-checked for your passport and Air Hades tickets. You're ready to go. And...
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self (Terry Lectures) by Marilynne Robinson
I first encountered Marilynne Robinson in 1983, at the beginning of her fame. Housekeeping had just won the 1982 Hemingway Foundation/PEN award for first fiction, and she had come to the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she is now a member of the faculty, to read from her award-winning novel. I had...
Stranger from Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness by Daniel Maier-Katkin
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) and Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) were considered two of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. Heidegger, author of Being and Time (1928), was the dominant philosopher of the era until his identification with Nazism and support of Hitler during the 1930s. While...
There's the Hand and There's the Arid Chair by Tomaz Salamun
Tomaz Salamun's latest book of poems to be translated into English, There's the Hand and There's the Arid Chair, is as difficult as the title suggests. The book has to be read slowly, carefully, over and over for it to unfurl; the poetry is not immediately accessible and requires commitment...
Here Be Monsters (National Poetry) by Colin Cheney
Nature, the most powerful force on Earth, is also the most mysterious. Once in a while, a poet with a scientist's eye gives us a view into that mystery. Colin Cheney, author of the debut collection Here be Monsters, elucidates the world around us, the world we live in but treat as if it had little...
A Thousand Threads (The Hollyridge Press Chapbook Series) by Steve Orlen
American poet Steve Orlen's A Thousand Threads, the last collection published before his unfortunate passing last year, challenges readers' assumptions about the kind of writer Orlen is. Most people familiar with his work are likely to think of him as a narrative poet, and, in his life, he often...
The Bride of E: Poems by Mary Jo Bang
Save for the notable exceptions of Psalm 119 and Chaucer's "Prayer of Our Lady," abecedarian poems have largely earned their fame by teaching young children their ABCs. Although the innocence of childhood certainly plays into the prosody and themes in The Bride of E, Mary Jo Bang's sixth book of...
Best European Fiction by Aleksandar Hemon
The Ginkgo Light by Arthur Sze
Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto by Maile Chapman
Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry by Stephen Burt
Journal of a Prairie Year by Paul Gruchow
Give, Eat, and Live: Poems of Avvaiyar by Avvaiyar
Into the Deep Street: Seven Modern French Poets 1938-2008 by Jennie Feldman and Stephen Romer
If I Were Another by Mahmoud Darwish and Fady Joudah
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