Let me begin by saying this: Richard Hugo’s Triggering Town is one of the most important books that I’ve ever encountered.… Read more The Thing with Essays on Craft
Snapper by Brian Kimberling Pantheon Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-0307908056 Let’s just start with a couple of biases upfront with this… Read more The Things that Haunt Us: A Review of Brian Kimberling’s Snapper
Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone (translated from Italian by Gwenda Davis and Eric Mosbacher) Penguin Books, 1946 ISBN: N/A… Read more The Philosophy of an Exile’s Return: Ignazio Silone’s Bread and Wine
Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno Punk Planet Books, 2004 ISBN: 1-888451-70-X Let me start by admitting a couple… Read more Coming of Age in a Punk Rock World: Thoughts on Joe Meno’s Hairstyles of the Damned
Cakes and Ale or The Skeleton in the Cupboard by W. Somerset Maugham Penguin Books, 1979 ISBN: 0140006516 Let’s start… Read more Writing the Outsider’s Biography: Thoughts on W.Somerset’s Cakes and Ale.
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki translated by Edwin McClellan Gateway Editions, 1957 ISBN: 0-89526-951-1 Original published in 1914 in Japan and… Read more Secrets and the Stories between Generations: A Brief Review of Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro.