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

Toni Morrison, God Help the Child

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a fine novel. Not perfect, not even really complete in a writing-workshop “craft” sense, but … Continue reading

24 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Notes on Anna Karenina (2012)

To get evaluation out of the way, I’ll say I liked it.  Of course I liked it!  It was more or less an entertainment, a revel for the bookish.  Target … Continue reading

25 November 2012 · Leave a comment