10 years ago
I bet Jeff Byles spends his spare time down in Red Hook haunting Civil Warera warehouses and contemplating the skeletal remains of a boat that's been rotting in the water for at least a dozen years. I bet he even has a little squat out there...
11 years ago
Though a celebrated contemporary of Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino, Giorgio Manganelli had not been translated into English until 1990, when McPherson and Company published All the Errors. Now McPherson offers a translation of his 1979 Centuria: On...
12 years ago
Can a writer, practitioner of the most narcissistic of arts, develop a phobia of the pronoun I? It's a strange coincidence that two collections should be released this fall by writers who make just that claim. It's Hard to Talk About Yourself (Uni...
13 years ago
The world of continuing-education classes may seem limited to the vagaries of estate planning and one-shot workshops in assertiveness. But now continuing ed is mitigating the regrets of those who missed junior year abroad: Several area schools off...
14 years ago
Dubbed "Terror Town" by the New York Post after September 11, Jersey City has been painted as a hotbed of anti-American Islamist fervor. (Sheik Omar Abdel Rahmanthe "blind cleric"preached at a mosque in the Journal Square area; two men...
17 years ago
It's the Ming dynasty, wartime. A young scholar in a tasseled hat, platform boots, and an embroidered robe searches the Chinese countryside for his sister. He finds, instead, a lost woman with the same name who asks for an escort to safety. Thunde...