Posts Tagged: The London Review of Books

Three Collections in Two Volumes by August Kleinzahler

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Be stunned by Kleinzahler’s poetry in the far ports of your body.

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All Aboard

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My aspiration to spend time at sea as requisite literary training died long ago, as a teenager, on a white-knuckled ferry ride to Elba during a torrential rainstorm. Not only was I seasick, I saw the population on board as hostile competitors to salvation. As the ferry lurched and rolled, we gave one another dirty […]

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For Real

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Time and again we hear about a new desire for the real, about a realism which is realistic set against an avant-garde which isn’t, and so on. In his new essay over at the London Review of Books, Tom McCarthy looks at the new meanings of terms such as “the real”, “realism” and “reality” within […]

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