And I've Returned to Films!
The theme of this month’s reading has been reading above my weight class. I went to mediocre schools my entire life, from growing up in small town Virg…
I’ve been reading Susan Sontag’s journals, unintentionally starting with the second volume, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: 1964-1980, very slo…
Sorrentino, Tove Ditlevsen, Tolstoy & Ugrešić
Against Interpretation & Other Essays by Susan Sontag (Picador) I feel inadequate to the task of writing about this book. I have not read enough or exp…
Elisa Gabbert, Muriel Spark and Liliana Colazi
A Little Relevancy, But More Review
The Red Cavalry Stories and 1920 Diary by Isaac Babel (W.W. Norton, translated by Peter Constantine) Isaac Babel was known to constantly rewrite his st…
Envy by Yuri Olesha (NYRB Classics, translated by Marian Schwartz) This book follows one of my favorite literary traditions—A Book of Ravings. A satire…
This post is an example of what I will likely be primarily using this newsletter for. So without any preamble, here are some thoughts on my final reads…
As an individual who spends the vast majority of their free time reading, it is my duty to cap the end of the year by writing about some of the great b…
Scattered Thoughts & Haphazard Goals