Goodreads Review Round-Up & Fall Teaching

I miss the old Internet days when one just had a blog (or a livejournal!) and it all went there: the pretty pictures, the book reviews, the ancient quotations veiling political fears, the notes on pedagogy, etc.  But we must adapt to this multi-platform age if we want to continue to promote every aspect of our … Continue reading Goodreads Review Round-Up & Fall Teaching

Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is on the surface a state-of-the-art literary novel: lyrical-vernacular, regionally "authentic," gritty but beautiful, a good old American book in the vein of Faulkner. Much better than the movie, too, which had only a mechanistic camera eye to dwell with the cold voyeurism … Continue reading Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone