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Lazy Bastardism (Carmine Starnino)

The actual subjects of the individual essays in Lazy Bastardism, Carmine Starnino’s latest collection of critical prose, remain secondary to the book’s primary subject: critical prose itself. Fearing inept readers, Starnino begins with a prologue excerpting an interview with Patrick Warner, in which Starnino states that “To despise criticism . . . is to despise […]

The Book Collector (Tim Bowling)

It happens now. As, the businessman in the café declares “It’s a new world,” blowing on his green tea to display his globalism, it begins,  another salmon run to the Fraser River.  (“It Happens Now” 7) These lines, the first lines of Tim Bowling’s The Book Collector, display the book’s overall project. Bowling attempts to […]