Category Archives: Reviews

‘J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace’ recommended in the Times Literary Supplement

By | March 2, 2011

I was delighted to read this fantastic article in the Times Literary Supplement last week for two reasons. Firstly, for it's lucid and engaging analysis of why Coetzee is the 'most credible literary authority on the body' and suffering; and secondly, because it recommends our book J.M Coetzee's Disgrace by Andrew van der Vlies: 'The… Read More »

Writing from Exile

By | February 8, 2011

Stefan and Lotte Zweig's South American Letters, one of our titles from last fall, has been receiving highly favorable reviews from leading critics in America and Brazil.  Zweig, an Austrian writer of Jewish ancestry, was one of interwar Europe’s leading men of letters.  As the Nazis rose to power, he went into self-imposed exile with… Read More »

Stephen Burn praises The Novel: An Alternative History in The New York Times Book Review

By | January 14, 2011

In an essay for the series “Why Criticism Matters,” Stephen Burn heralded Steven Moore’s The Novel: An Alternative History as a potential starting point for literary criticism in the age of digital media.  Burn argues that the Amazon.com review has ended the time of the critic as a 'cultural arbiter,' passing down informed opinions to… Read More »

A New Dave Eggers Book !

By | October 13, 2010

One Man Zeitgeist: David Eggers, Publishing and Publicity by Caroline D. Hamilton Publication Date: October 21, 2010 Publishing innovator Dave Eggers has done it again. Well, he hasn't actually. In fact, it's Caroline Hamilton, McKenzie Research Fellow in the Department of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne, who has done it this time.… Read More »

The Novel in the News

By | August 23, 2010

The novel is newsworthy once again. Yes, despite the e-reading explosions of Kindles, ipad, Nooks and Crooks, the written word is alive and well (hopefully there were no author casualties either). This weekend a lovely review appeared in the Washington Post of Steven Moore's, "The Novel: An Alternative History," which traces the history of modern… Read More »

Faulkner Speaks!

By | July 30, 2010

From National Public Radio "In the late 1950s, English students at the University of Virginia got the opportunity that most American literature scholars would kill for — to speak with William Faulkner." Read the whole story here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128513514 Want to learn more about William Faulkner? Check out Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time John Steinbeck… Read More »