A look back at the books we’ve reviewed in 2019!
Tags: 33 Poems, A Frank O’Hara Notebook, a. poythress, Abigail Chabitnoy, Abigail McFee, Aby Kaupang, Ada Limon, Adele, After the Afterlife, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Amanda Lee Koe, Amelia Possanza, Angel Bones, Ani Gjika, animal, Anne Graue, Aria Aber, Autobiography of Death, Autobiography of Horse, Barbara Berman, Bill Berkson, Billie Swift, Blas Falconer, Blue Rose, book reviews, Books, Brute, Cadwell Turnbull, Careen, Carla Sofia Ferreira, Carley Moore, carmen maria machado, Carol Muske-Dukes, Casey Gerald, Cassandra Cleghorn, Checkpoint, Chelsea Leu, Christian Anton Gerard, Christopher Wait, Claire Calderon, Dameion Wagner, Dan Reiter, Danielle Barnhart, Darcy Jay Gagnon, David Albahari, David Biespiel, David Brazil, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers, Dean Rader, Deborah Landau, Delayed Rays of a Star, Devi S. Laskar, Dorothea Lasky, Dunya Mikhail, Eduardo Halfon, Elizabeth Jacobson, Elizabeth Knapp, Emily Pérez, Emily Skaja, Everything Here, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, Eye Level, Feel Free, Forgive the Body This Failure, From the Files of the Immanent Foundation, George Abraham, Gillian Neimark, Gina Frangello, Grace Shuyi Liew, Green Target, Hala Alyan, Hannah Ensor, Hannah VanderHart, Hard Damage, Heart Like a Window Mouth Like a Cliff, Holy Ghost, home remedies, How the Universe is Made, How to Dress a Fish, I Am Yours, If the House, Ilyse Kusnetz, In Her Feminine Sign, In the Dream House, insomnia, Irene Cooper, Iris Mahan, Issa Lewis, Jane Mead, Jared Spears, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jenifer Sang Eun Park, Jennifer Huang, Jennifer Militello, jennifer s. cheng, Jenny Xie, Jericho Brown, Jesi Buell, Jesse Ball, Joanna Stoberock, Jonathan Crowl, Julie Marie Wade, Julie Moon, Justin Brouckaert, kathleen hale, Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker, Kemi Falodun, Kenji C. Liu, Kill Class, Kim Hyesoon, Kim Liao, Knock Wood, lakshmi mitra, Landscape with Sex and Violence, Lara Prior-Palmer, Leïla Slimani, Lee-Ann Roripaugh, Leslie Jamison, Lost Children Archive, Love Dream with Television, Luljeta Lleshanaku, Lynn Melnick, Make It Scream Make It Burn, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Malone, Margot Parmenter, Mariah Bosch, Marie Scarles, Marina Benjamin, Marina Carreira, Matthew Cooperman, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Melissa Oliveira, Michal Zechariah, Molly Spencer, Monsters I Have Been, MOON: Letters Maps Poems, Mother Winter, mourning, Natalia Holtzman, Natalie Eve Garrett, Negative Space, Nichole LeFebvre, Nick Laird, Niloufar Talebi, Nomi Stone, normal people, Norman Finkelstein, NOS, Not Into the Blossoms and Not Into the Air, Objects of Affection, Ocean Vuong, Odes to Lithium, On Earth We're Briefly Goregous, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, peter mack, pigs, Rajat Singh, Rebecca Lehmann, Reema Zaman, Registers of Illuminated Villages, Republic Café, Ridiculous Light, Risa Denenberg, Robert Lax, Rough Magic, Ryan Vine, Sady Doyle, Sally Rooney, Samantha Giles, Sandie Friedman, Sara Borjas, Sarah Freligh, Save the Bathwater, Self-Portrait In Bloom, Shara Lessley, Shira Erlichman, Silence Joy, Soft Targets, Sonya Huber, Sophia Shalmiyev, Sophie Collins, spencer ruchti, Stay, Stephanie Strickland, Stephanie Wong Ken, T Fleischmann, Tania Pabón Acosta, Tanya Olson, Tarfia Faizullah, Taylor Wilke, The Atlas of Reds and Blues, The Carrying, the divers' game, The Explosive Expert's Wife, the lesson, The Not Wives, The Specimen's Apology, The Testaments, The Tradition, The Twenty-Ninth Year, There Will Be No Miracles Here, Thomas Kellein, Thomas Merton, Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through, Tina Barr, To Keep Him Hidden, To the Wren, Too Afraid to Cry, Torrin A. Greathouse, Total Recall, TR Hummer, Tsunami vs. The Fukushima 50, Valencia Robin, Valeria Luiselli, Where Reasons End, Who Is Mary Sue, Women of Resistance, Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, Xuan Juliana Wang, yiyun li, Zain Aslam, Zakiya Harris
To scrutinize the past, one must approach the walls between then and now. ...more
Tags: Auschwitz, Bellevue Literary Press, book review, Dan Reiter, Daniel Hahn, Eduardo Halfon, Elie Wiesel, Ferramonti di Tarsia, Fukuromachi, Guatemala, Holocaust, Jewish, Jewish literature, judaism, Lisa Dillman, Mel Brooks, Monastery, mourning, Night, Primo Levi, Spanish, Survival in Auschwitz, The Polish Boxer, translation
For Electric Literature, Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon recounts his unexpected turn to literature after returning to Guatemala in his early thirties, the paranoia and danger that accompanies being a writer amidst corruption, and leaving the country again after publishing his first novel: I stumbled onto books, and then fell into writing. But something was finally […]
Eduardo Halfon is unsatisfied with something. So he decides to travel (or escape?) in attempt to discover what’s missing. His novel The Polish Boxer is a murky study on the influence of geography on a person’s desires.