Book Reviews in Review Part I

It has been a little over six months since I posted my first book review on this website, I and in that time I have written about fiction, nonfiction, poetry, books I've read for fun, books I've read for class, and books that fall in between. There have also been several books that I've read…

On Presentations and Stress

The course that I am taking on Magic and Witchcraft in the Ancient Near East is a mix of graduate and undergraduate students, and since we are at different levels of schooling, we are taking the class in slightly different ways, even though we are all of us studying the same topic. I’m the only…

Book Review: Fever Dream/ Distancia de rescate by Samanta Schweblin (Translated by Megan McDowell)

The best thing about specializing in literature is reading great books for class, and Samanta Schweblin’s Distancia de rescate is no exception. I was delighted to discover that this excellent novel also has an excellent translation -- Fever Dream, translated by Megan McDowell. My review here is unique compared to the others I have done…