The Spinster and the Prophet: A Review

This review appeared earlier, but I am sharing it again while I am recuperating. Enjoy. The Spinster and the Prophet: H.G. Wells, Florence Deeks and the Case of the Plagiarized Text  by A.B. McKillop Themes: intellectual rights, gender roles, marriage, women’s rights, suffrage, sexism, free love, Canadian history, publishing, fame Setting: Toronto and London, early 20th

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Book Review – Michel Leiris’ Nights as Day, Days as Night

Nights as Day, Days as Night by Michel Leiris / Spurl Editions / 196 pages / $17.50 / Translated by Richard Sieburth, with a foreword by Maurice Blanchot Spurl Editions has republished this long-out-of-print collection of Michel Leiris’ dreams. In the way that dreams can reflect and shine light upon one’s waking life, these dream

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Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan, reviewed by Eric D. Lehman

Richard Brautigan’s 1967 novella Trout Fishing in America is a difficult book. The opening chapter, “The Cover for Trout Fishing in America,” immediately puts the reader off balance, with a description of the actual book cover that we enter into, as if it is a magic portal. “Around five o’clock in the afternoon of my

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Review: The Silenced by Heather Graham

Synopsis: Where is Lara Mayhew? Lara, a congressman’s media assistant, suddenly quits her job—and disappears on the way to her Washington, DC, apartment. Novice FBI agent Meg Murray, a childhood friend of Lara’s, gets a message from her that same night, a message that says she’s disillusioned and “going home.” To Richmond, Virginia. Meg discovers…

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