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Book Review: And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life by Charles J. Shields

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life is a solid enough biography, but I advise that there’s no better way in knowing an artist than examining the work itself. Read More »

Book Review: Esther’s Inheritance by Sandor Marai

Both Esther's loss and gain are in the novel’s title. Read More »

Book Review: I Am Better Than Your Kids by Maddox

I laughed many times, and enjoyed seeing the blending of the absurd coupled with the humorous, but thought-provoking, critique. Read More »

Book Review: Vita Sexualis (Tuttle Classics) by Ogai Mori

Despite its title, Vita Sexualis is more a novel about inhibition and observation than exploration. Read More »

Book Review: The Wild Geese (Tuttle Classics) by Ogai Mori

The Wild Geese is a spare, yet intricate, read. Read More »

Book Review: The Three-Cornered World by Natsume Soseki

Not bad, but disappointing when you know the ways in which it could have been better. Read More »

Book Review: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata

Kawabata is known for the emotional intricacy and subtlety of his work, and this novel is no different. Read More »

Book Review: A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

"A Cat, a Man, and Two Women" may not be a great novella, but it is certainly one that can be reread and appreciated. Read More »

Book Review: Diary of a Mad Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki

Arguably funny in spots, it still leaves nothing for the mind to argue afterwards. Read More »

Book Review: About to Die: How News Images Move the Public by Barbie Zelizer

Zelizer's book is not only lifeless and repetitive — it leaves this reader feeling empty. Read More »