Critical Notes

Roundup: Caroline Bergvall, Dana Spiotta, Metaphors and More

By Mark Athitakis

Michael Leong reviews the new book by poet Caroline Bergvall, Meddle English: New and Selected Texts, for the Brooklyn Rail.

David L. Ulin reviews Dana Spiotta’s novel Stone Arabia for the Los Angeles Times; Karen L. Long reviews it for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Carlin Romano reviews James Geary’s I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Barbara Hoffert reports from ThrillerFest for Library Journal.

Meganne Fabrega reviews Sandra Beasley’s memoir, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life, for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Maureen Corrigan reviews Morag Joss’ thriller Among the Missing for the Washington Post.

Adam Kirsch reviews Judith Chazin-Bennahum’s biography René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life at Tablet, and Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky’s The Bible Now for the New Republic.

Stephen Burt considers the late career of Bob Mould in the context of his new memoir, See a Little Light, at the London Review of Books blog.

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