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  • 'Will You Take Me as I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period' by Michelle Mercer

    Will You Take Me as I Am Joni Mitchell's Blue Period Michelle Mercer Free Press: 240 pp., $24.99 When Joni Mitchell thinks about confession, two things come to mind: witch hunts and Catholic priests. To be held up as the exemplar of confessional...
  • 'The Holy City: A Novel' by Patrick McCabe

    'The Holy City: A Novel' by Patrick McCabe
    At some point, there's a large and interesting essay to be written on why so much of the most interesting new English-language fiction comes to us from Indian and Irish writers. When it is, there ought to be a substantial section devoted to Patrick...
  • 'Dinosaurs on the Roof,' a novel by David Rabe

    'Dinosaurs on the Roof,' a novel by David Rabe
    June 11, 2008 There are a number of terrific ideas rattling around in David Rabe's cavernous new novel, "Dinosaurs on the Roof." Unfortunately, they're ideas that -- properly honed and focused to an appropriate scale -- probably would have made a...
  • Pictures speak 'A Thousand Words'

    Pictures speak 'A Thousand Words'
    There's painting, sculpture and a bunch of short plays. Also a bar, fair trade chocolate and a big bowl of Chex Mix. Now playing at Art Share L.A., "A Thousand Words" is an inviting, if erratic, conversation between nine writers and nine downtown artists....
  • A word or two thousand on 'Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary'

    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." The book contains no fewer than 2,964 synonyms for "drunk." "The English language includes more synonyms for the word 'drunk' than for any other word," writes...
  • ‘Elegy for April’ by Benjamin Black

    ‘Elegy for April&#8217 by Benjamin Black
    "Elegy for April" is the third crime story that the Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist John Banville has published under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. As with the earlier books "Christine Falls" and "The Silver Swan," the action here takes place in the...
  • Paperback Writers: Greek myth is hip, so is Richard Milward's new novel

    Paperback Writers: Greek myth is hip, so is Richard Milward's new novel
    Dino Buzzati: "Poem Strip" (NYRB Classics) This is weird, wild, wonderful. Dino Buzzati was a luminary of the Italian avant-garde around the middle of the last century. His writing started out as straightforward realism but moved toward Gogol and Kafka....
  • 'It's Always Four O'Clock' and 'Iron Man' by W.R. Burnett

    'It's Always Four O'Clock' and 'Iron Man' by W.R. Burnett
    Partway through W.R. Burnett's 1956 noir "It's Always Four O'Clock," one of the central characters, a pianist named Royal Mauch, gives a disquisition about jazz. "It's the only live art in the world today," he tells the novel's narrator, Stan Pawley. "[...
  • 'Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life' by Edna O'Brien

    'Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life' by Edna O'Brien
    Happy the poet whose life and work remain so well-remembered that his name becomes an adjective. George Gordon Byron, sixth baron of that title, is certainly a poet who stands in that rarefied company, though it's hard to believe that even the linguistic...
  • Frank McCourt's career rose from 'Ashes'

    Frank McCourt's career rose from 'Ashes'
    "An autobiographical fact," the Irish playwright Brian Friel once remarked, "may be a lie and no less true for all of that." Frank McCourt, who died Sunday just a month shy of his 79th birthday, would have appreciated Friel's sentiment, for "Angela's...
  • Strange journeys

    Nog A Novel Rudolph Wurlitzer Two Dollar Radio: 142 pp., $15.50 paper "Nog" is a short, strange trip, a cult classic, a blur of a novel. It was published in 1969, the debut brainchild of Rudolph Wurlitzer, child of the upper middle class, college...