Has any significant American writer of the post-45 era received as many negative assessments as Paul Auster? Each novel, beginning with 1985’s City of Glass and stretching forward to 4321, in 2017, has engendered harsh criticism.Continue Reading

No Apology or Cuteness: On Gil Orlovitz     To even the most well-informed readers of fiction and poetry who reached their age of literary maturity after, say, 1970, Gil Orlovitz is no doubt a mostly obscure, if not totally unknown figure. Orlovitz died in 1973—although he had achieved sufficientContinue Reading

“The world may be broken now, but it was once whole, or could have been. To me, the real tragedy of human beings as a species is that we are capable of imagining perfection, though we don’t always strive toward it”Continue Reading