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  • Book review: 'The Notebook' by Jose Saramago

    Book review: 'The Notebook' by Jose Saramago
    Jose Saramago, the Portuguese novelist who died this past Friday at the age of 87, had a lot going for him and a lot going against him. In 1998, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and called "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today"...
  • The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting

    The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting
    Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
  • 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...
  • A word-magus gets his due

    A word-magus gets his due
    I admired [Robert Louis] Stevenson; I did more than that. I did what we are not supposed to do with the characters we encounter in books -- I identified with him. --John Crowley, "Robert Louis Stevenson and the Dilemma of an Uncritical Readership" I...
  • Go down, Crowley: The end of "Aegypt"

    By Ed Park Though 20 years have passed between the publication of the start and finish of John Crowley's tetralogy "Aegypt" -- time enough, in publishing terms, for the oeuvre to take on the luster of the "Corpus Hermeticum" whose implications it relates...
  • Contemplating the angel in us all: Harold Bloom's 'Fallen Angels'

    Contemplating the angel in us all: Harold Bloom's 'Fallen Angels'
    Call it a celestial case of trading up: The prophet Elijah, carried to heaven in a chariot, becomes the angel Sandalphon. Enoch becomes Metatron and St. Francis, gentle lover of animals, is transformed into Rhamiel. "Fallen Angels" (Yale: 72 pp., $16)...
  • Starting over

    World Made by Hand By James Howard Kunstler Atlantic Monthly Press, 317 pages, $24 A number of brilliant commentators on American life and culture currently attend us on important matters ranging from food to medicine to politics, art and economics. I'...
  • Theater review: 'Love's Labour's Lost' at the Broad Stage

     
    This scenically alluring touring production from England of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” which opened Friday at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, put me in mind of an Elizabethan greeting card — or at least one of those gift shop facsimiles......
  • Been caught borrowing

     
    Is Helene Hegemann a guilty teen caught copying someone else's work, or a vanguard remixer of a new generation, bringing sampling to fiction? The 17-year-old's novel "Axolotl Roadkill" has reached bestseller lists in Germany despite having been found to...
  • Hitting a nerve

    Consumerism and the counterculture collide hard on Telegraph Avenue, where political posters fill the space between chain stores. Three kids in hooded sweatshirts crouch on the sidewalk: "Can you spare some change ... for pot?" Away from the clamor,...