Sunday, March 18, 2007

Today's Inquirer reviews ...

Patrick Kurp praises the work of Zbigniew Herbert: The impersonal poet, sharing rays of light.

Edward Champion finds a surfeit of plurality in Joshua Ferris's latest: Unusual, one could say singular, look at work.

Scotia MacRae is utterly charmed by The Lady in the Palazzo: Memoir of a life resettled in Italian romance.

Elizabeth Fox is swept away by Laura Restrepo's Delirium: Memoir of a life resettled in Italian romance.

Sarah Weinman is impressed by Charity Girl: Moral crusade sweeps up a young girl.

Katie Haegele thinks this young adult book is perfect for adults, too: Young Adult Reader | A mother's quick death, but daughter's sweet remembrance.

During the past week ...

Dan DeLuca reviewed Chris Abani: Poems, a novel with language most luminous.

Suzanne Blair reviewed a volume of poems by doctors-to-be: Trying their hand at medicine and poetry.

And I reviewed some fine poems by John McNamee: How faith looks to one who lives it.

Gee, just think: In one week The Inquirer reviewed four books of poetry.

Postscript: The Inquirer is in the process of changing over to a new online platform. In the course of making the change the books page seems have been left behind. You can still link to it from this blog, however (right below my currently non-existent picture).


  1. It sure looks better—the new platform. The idea of including the book jacket adds to its life.