John Pistelli

writer

Hart Crane, The Bridge

The Bridge by Hart Crane My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Bridge (1930) is a long poem seven years in the making. It was written under several varieties of … Continue reading

11 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Hart Crane, White Buildings

White Buildings by Hart Crane My rating: 4 of 5 stars A friend of mine was once enamored of Bakhtin’s Rabelais and His World; I think he found in it … Continue reading

28 May 2015 · 9 Comments

Sublimity Listed: Bloom’s 12 American Writers

Harold Bloom has a new book coming out—rather like my grandmother, he’s been falsely prophesying his imminent demise for almost my entire lifetime. Since the end will come for us … Continue reading

2 May 2015 · 2 Comments