John Pistelli

writer

Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann My rating: 5 of 5 stars Far out to sea the water’s as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower, and as clear as … Continue reading

12 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Albert Murray, The Hero and the Blues

The Hero And the Blues by Albert Murray My rating: 5 of 5 stars Albert Murray is, as the fashion journalists say, having a moment. His collected non-fiction and fiction/poetry … Continue reading

19 May 2018 · 1 Comment

Bob Dylan: A Nobel Note

Is mortifying Baby Boomer nostalgia something of which one could justly accuse a Swede? And I thought it was going to be my hero Don DeLillo’s year! At the most … Continue reading

13 October 2016 · 1 Comment