Novels and movies are so closely knit in the present-day entertainment industry that it seems strange to think of a time when the two arts were not entwined. While few would now bat an eye at the film adaptation of F. Scott... Read More
A book that uses subject material like Byzantine art and the writings of Christine de Pizan to launch an investigation into the way the mind works, and to get at the heart of thought before it can be analyzed would seem like a foolish,... Read More
In "White Masks", Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury takes up the gauntlet laid down by José Saramago in the last great novel of the twentieth century, Blindness. As a character in Saramago’s novel notes, the world has not exactly gone... Read More
"The Last Supper" is, happily, one of the growing number of novels translated into English and published in the US. The Polish novelist Pawel Huelle has given us a wonderfully sublime and engaging meditation on the fallacies and foibles... Read More
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