Tuning In the Night-Singing Insects
Belknap/Harvard University Press: 260 pp., $22.95
"The game is to listen," Rachel Carson wrote in 1956 of the night-singing insects. "Not so much to the full orchestra, as...
An Earthly Cosmology
Pantheon: 310 pp., $26.95
David Abram's first book, "The Spell of the Sensuous," was one of those rare, mind-altering books (an Aldous Huxley or Hermann Hesse on the literary Richter scale —...
When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe that
What do you need to be happy? A big life, great art or just a good suppository? These questions haunt âThe Tale of the Allergistâs Wife,â Charles Buschâs undemanding comedy now at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Middle-aged ...