Jan 012017
 

J. SchreiberJoseph Schreiber

Brilliant, brilliant. The backbone of the magazine, I have always thought, is the book review section, a steady beat of solid guidance, an expression of value and direction. This is what we think of as the most intriguing writing out there. This is what we want to identify with, what we want our readers to love and appreciate. Not only that, but we think of book reviews as an art form unto themselves, and a form to which any writer should be able to turn his or her hand. This month, for the slider at the Top of the Page, our contributor, Joseph Schreiber, himself a remarkably intelligent and graceful reviewer of books, has has hand picked the best of the best from your growing archive of truly masterful book reviews: Melissa Matthewson on Charles D’Ambrosio, Jason DeYoung on Joy Williams, Eric Foley on Max Blecher, Frank Richardson on Richard Weiner, Benjamin Woodard on Ingrid Winterbach, Natalie Helberg on Lisa Robertson, and Joseph himself on Rafel Chirbes. Read and admire.

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