The terrifically-named Wells Tower had been writing professionally – had been published, that is – for a little under two decades before releasing his first short story collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. He'd established a reputation during this period fo
The back jackets of much of Thomas Bernhard's English-language translations are burdened by such qualifications as "near genius" or "second only to Kafka and Beckett." This, of course, is no small praise: there is no shame in being second to Kafka or Beckett; there is no shame in being a "ne
There is something to Phillip Lopate that may make his followers feel particularly close to him, as if his work were known solely by them and a select few others; that this is not true, that he is in fact an immensely respected writer and scholar, would seem of little importance to these readers.
Horacio Castellanos Moya is an adventurous and brave writer, but he is careful to cast his work in as distinctly different a light than these two adjectives would typically suggest as possible. He is concerned with the ordinariness of the seemingly extraordinary, with w