Sunday, November 30, 2008

New review

My review of Murray Bail's The Pages is in Issue 14 of The Quarterly Conversation. I'm pleased to have contributed to an especially strong issue of this always-excellent online quarterly. Issue 14 features eleven book reviews (including TQC editor Scott Esposito on Roberto Bolano's 2666) plus essays on Gaddis, DFW, Carter Scholz, and more.

4 comments:

Matt said...

Nice review. Actually, I only read the first part, up until where you start talking about "The Pages," and then I read the last sentence of your piece, because I have a review copy waiting here, didn't want to spoil it for myself, etc. But it's bookmarked for post-review-review.

Beth said...

I appreciated your overview of Bail's work and context: I've only read Eucalyptus, which I thoroughly enjoyed at the time but now have a few questions marks hovering over (romanticism of the bush etc).

The other pieces in that issue were also interesting, as you promised. I really like Susan Howe's poetry and was glad to read a review of her latest.

Nick Crumbedprawn said...

Hmmm. Nice review. Currently (haphazardly) re-reading Eucaluptus. Will have to have a wee re-think.

Helen said...

I love LOVE William Gaddis. Why does no-one ever seem to mention him? His books are like radio. They are also so hard to get I have to order them, (as a credit card refusenik I can't just get them over the internets.) So I've only read Carpenter's Gothic and AFOHO so far and still have a couple to look forward to.