- August 4th, 2007The Same Solitude, Boris Pasternak & Marina Tsvetaeva, lit-crit by Catherine Ciepiela (Cornell Univ Press)
Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva conducted a correspondence between 1922 and 1936, though they rarely met. (Rilke joined to make the exchange triangular for a few years.) It was not until 2000, when the archive of Tsvetaeva's papers was finally opened, that the entire exchange could be fully appreciated.
- August 4th, 2007
In 2005 Weinberger published What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles, a collection of his political articles (NBCC prize nominee). He's returned with literary work, but it's quite different from his past essay collections, such as Works on Paper.
- July 28th, 2007
This past April, Coffee House Press brought out David Hilton's final book, Living Will. Hilton died in 2005 at age 67. In the book's afterword, Dave Clewell aptly calls Hilton "a spiritual grandson of Whitman and a son of the good Dr.
- July 28th, 2007
Seidel's been around for a long time. He was a founding editor of The Paris Review and conducted its 1961 interview with Robert Lowell ("The Art of Poetry, No. 3"). His first book was published in 1963.
- July 24th, 2007
In the June 28 issue of New York Review of Books, Andrew O'Hagan criticized "DeLillo's failure in Falling Man to imagine September 11." He also lectured that "good prose in a novel depends on its ability to exhale a secret knowledge, to have the exact weight of magic in relation to the material, the true moral rhythm." But imagining September 11 itself is not what this novel is p
- July 23rd, 2007
Leonard Nathan, who died in Marin County on June 3, 2007, was one of the most accomplished poets of his generation, but his work is unfamiliar to almost all of the younger poets I correspond or talk with.