It’s never too late to come up with a literary stocking stuffer, at least as long as your neighborhood bookstore is open on Christmas Eve. What you’re looking for, of course, is something not too big that packs a punch. Isn’t that precisely the definition of a novella?
Melville House, the small press based in Read More
Who’s responsible for mounting the superb exhibition devoted to the paintings, drawings, prints and notebooks of Edward Hopper (1882-1967) at the Whitney? The accompanying press materials don’t say. The show, part of the museum’s ongoing anniversary celebration, is a world apart from the rest of Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75, an Read More
Carl Jung once wrote that nothing has a stronger influence on a child’s psyche than the unlived life of a parent. I see it in myself. The story of my mother in high school playing Anna in The King and I hung around our family like a visiting relative. Is this why I constantly find Read More
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men , by David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown & Company, 273 pages, $24.
It’s a lovely title, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men , and also unlikely: as if anything from the pen of David Foster Wallace, the profligate Wunderkind who gave us 1,079 pages of Infinite Jest could ever be brief. Read More
Among admirers of the late Richard Pousette-Dart, the exhibition of his paintings that has now been organized by Lowery Stokes Sims at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is likely to elicit some mixed emotions-on the one hand, gratitude and delight that this still underrated and often misunderstood modern master has at last been accorded official Read More