William Giraldi, American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring

American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring by William Giraldi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Though better known as the novelist who wrote the now-Netflixed Hold the Dark, William Giraldi has over the last decade been amassing a mighty corpus of literary criticism. Two tendencies set Giraldi's essays apart from those of his peers. … Continue reading William Giraldi, American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring

Updates and Goodreads Reviews

1. My review of William Giraldi's new novel, Hold the Dark, appears at Rain Taxi; it addresses Giraldi's controversial criticism and includes a defense of his somewhat unfashionable aestheticism. 2. I am going to cross-post my Goodreads reviews to this blog from now on, in the interests of disseminating my writing to the largest possible audience. … Continue reading Updates and Goodreads Reviews

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