Chicago Review

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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, Winter

A Conversation with Jorge Edwards
The following exchange took place over email in February and March 2009. [section] Your new book--La Casa de Dostoievsky--seems to me a book about the consequences of different forms of commitment. But it is also the story of a generation, told through...
Between the Sheets: On Reading Jack Spicer and Erle Stanley Gardner
The banker's box was labeled "Spicer's Bedside Reading." Last summer, sitting in a back room of special collections at Simon Fraser University, unpacking the eighty-two paperbacks--mostly mysteries and SciFi--and one deck of playing cards, it felt as...
Mental Ears and Poetic Work
In current, customary practice a lecture is rather generally expected to be a type of public performance in which a well-informed speaker communicates to an assembly of listeners some orderly sequence of information and argument or discussion which is...
Shadowy Hush Twilight: Two Collaborations
One morning in 2003, I awoke to an invitation from the Fondation Cartier to create a collaborative work with Susan Howe. When Susan and I met to discuss the project, we gravitated toward working on performance versions of her poems "Thorow" and "Melville's...
Sieben Dichter Aus Berlin
Berlin is a city in translation, of translation. Like New York, it is constantly changing; in fact it seems to exist only as a city in transition from one historical period to the next, thereby reinventing itself and the image of itself again and again--the...
Some Notes on Transmigration (or, the Live Bird Decoy)
JEFFREY YANG "I fly, my dust will be what I am." --Hafez (via Borges) T.S. Eliot makes two appearances in Qian Zhongshu's tragic-picaresque novel of modern, drifting literati, Fortress Besieged ([??][??] Wei Cheng), first published serially in a Chinese...

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