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The hole appeared overnight, at least three feet deep, two feet wide, and two feet long. It was as if someone had taken a shovel and dug a grave in the backyard. That’s what it looked like, Marty thought. A …3
If only the sheet pilings had been driven deeper. If only that barge hadn’t been moored in the Industrial Canal. If only FEMA had responded in hours rather than days. If only Bush had behaved like Lyndon Johnson when Betsy …3
Contributors: Ivan Diviš, Viola Fischerová, Emil Juliš, Karel Šiktanc, Miroslav Červenka, Pavel Šrut, Ivan M. Jirous, Jiří Rulf, Jáchym Topal, Miroslav Huptych, Sylva Fischerová, Božena Spávcová, Gwendolyn Albert, Justin Quinn, Jenny Smith, Louis Armand, Vincent Farnsworth, Sharon Swingle, Paul Polansky, …0
I really wanted to like Momma Tried. Honestly, I did. And part of me still does. So I’ll begin on a positive note and get to the rest in a minute. Here goes:
I. They’ve made a beautiful-looking thing and …4
Why Read Moby-Dick?, by Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin, 2013. $13, 128 pages.
Why Read Moby-Dick? is a plea for the importance of Melville’s tome. Nathaniel Philbrick’s book is only 128 pages long and is broken into 28 chapters, a nod …6
In anguish also they wail the fatal snare….
O ye that are two souls within one fire
—Dante, Inferno, Canto XXVI
The wild deer, wand’ring here & there,
Keeps the Human Soul from Care.
—William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
A one-star Amazon review of D.T. Max’s new biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, lampoons the book as “SHALLOW.” Another one-star review accuses the book of being full of pointless factoids. But it …2