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Author Archives: Helen Gallagher

Book Review: ‘Reclaiming Travel’ by Ilan Stavans and Joshua Ellison

“The story of the journey is never the journey itself: it is at best a summation, based on past events but delivered for the listeners in front of us at the moment of retelling. Between the past and the memory of the past there is always a gap. … That gap is called perspective.” Read More »

Book Review: ‘B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal’ by J.C. Hallman

Adding depth beyond literary criticism of Baker, the sense of playfulness reveals Hallman may perhaps have a serious obsession about Baker. Through it all he teaches the reader to be a better reader, to seek an understanding of an author’s awareness of his own strength and weakness. Read More »