John Pistelli

writer

In Defense of Pevear and Volokhonsky

Janet Malcolm contributes the latest polemic against Richard Pevear and Linda Volokhonsky (hereafter P&V), the famed husband-and-wife translators of the Russian classics, whose preeminence in their field is now being … Continue reading

4 June 2016 · 4 Comments

Han Kang, The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian by Han Kang My rating: 2 of 5 stars But I fear something more insidious than traditional stupidity turns mediocrities like KnausgÃ¥rd into modern Prousts. I believe these … Continue reading

16 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Art Spiegelman, Maus

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Our life happens to be such that a child, as soon as it can run about a little … Continue reading

12 April 2016 · Leave a comment