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  • Review: 'The Daemon Knows' by Harold Bloom

    Review: 'The Daemon Knows' by Harold Bloom
    Every book by Harold Bloom I've read — 19, now, of 36 — is a mess. The popular works produced over the last 25 years, in particular, seem to have been composed according to the structural principles of a teenage boy's bedroom. This shambolic new 500-page study of the American Sublime — represented by Whitman, Melville, Emerson, Dickinson, Hawthorne, Henry James, Twain, Frost, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, Faulkner and Hart Crane — is no exception.
  • Bay Theatre brings Emily Dickinson to life in season finale

    In her end-of-season program note, Bay Theatre Company co-founder and artistic director Janet Luby refers to "the astonishing success of Bay Theatre's 2011-2012 season," and promised that this season's final production would do justice to the preceding...

    An invisible man, live on stage

    An invisible man, live on stage
    Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...

    Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...

    Book review: 'Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim' collected by Mark Cohen

    Book review: 'Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim' collected by Mark Cohen
    Missing a Beat The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim Edited and with an introduction by Mark Cohen Syracuse University Press: 296 pp., $29.95 We hear a disproportionate amount from the writers who "made it." The ones who hustled, stroked the right...