Log: Additions and Changes 2004

December 7, 2004: Contest #3 – The DiscoveryThe winners of Contest #3 have been announced!

November 23, 2004: Book Review – You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the FreeLJ Lindhurst reviews James Kelman’s “American” novel.

November 17, 2004: Columns – Jungle MindMichael Cisco on Eric Basso’s The Beak Doctor.

November 10, 2004: All pages – The entire site has been updated, with new works added to the pages on Borges, Eco, and García Márquez.

October 25, 2004: The SideshowA new edition of The Sideshow brings a host of new reviews.

October 25, 2004: Book Review – The Book of Ten Nights and a NightBlair Mahoney reviews John Barth’s post-911 collection of stories.

October 4, 2004: Columns – Slightly FoxedSuzanne Nixon on the wonder of words.

August 27, 2004: Columns – Jungle MindMichael Cisco looks at Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera.

August 23, 2004: The Modern Word – The Sideshow – The Modern Word’s section for reviewing works of short fiction is now officially open!

August 17, 2004: Spermatikos Logos (Pynchon) – Music – The “Pynchon and Music” section has been updated.

August 14, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) – Reviews – New reviews added for Edwin Williamson’s Borges: A Life.

August 12, 2004: Columns – Joyous Anarchy – Emmet Cole on sunlight, suicidal poets, and the quantification of the creative process.

August 7, 2004: Small Press Spotlight – FC2The Modern Word looks at Fiction Collective Two, publishers of “artistically adventurous, non-traditional fiction.” Includes an interview with Brenda Mills about experimental fiction.

August 6, 2004: Apmonia (Beckett) – Audio – A new section has been added to Apmonia that features Beckett-related recordings and audiobooks.

August 5, 2004: The Brazen Head – Audio – The entire “Joyce on Audio” section has been updated and revised. New reviews have been added for Naxos’ Dubliners and their unabridged Ulysses box set.

August 2, 2004: Scriptorium – Flann O’Brien PageA new page on Irish writer Flann O’Brien has been added to The Modern Word.

August 2, 2004: Book Review – The Mirror of LoveAlan Moore and José Villarrubia’s poem of love that “dare not speak its name.”

July 29, 2004: Book Review – OblivionMarie Mundaca looks at David Foster Wallace’s collection of short stories.

July 24, 2004: The Modern Word – Spiral-Bound #15 – A new issue of The Modern Word’s newsletter has been posted.

July 22, 2004: Book Review – Oracle NightBlair Mahoney reviews Paul Auster’s book-within-a-book-within-a-book....

July 15, 2004: Columns – Unreal CitiesAmy Rosenberg takes the streetcar named Desire.

July 8, 2004: Book Review – Lambent TracesJeff Nowak reviews Stanley Corngold’s book on Kafka.

June 30, 2004: Columns – Jungle MindMichael Cisco looks at the underappreciated English writer Denton Welch.

June 26, 2004: Das Schloss – Kafka’s Nonfiction – Commentary on the diaries, letters, and notebooks.

June 26, 2004: Columns – Joyous AnarchyEmmet Cole reflects on modern art and the Saatchi fire.

June 7, 2004: The Brazen Head – Criticism – Nola Tully’s yes I said yes I will Yes.

June 7, 2004: The Brazen Head – Papers – Lindsey Warren on “Musical Allusions in Dubliners.”

June 3, 2004: Columns – Slightly Foxed – The Quail on the last ten years of the Bloomsday centennial.

May 28, 2004: Small Press Spotlight – Exact ChangeThe Modern Word looks at Exact Change, a small publisher devoted to the twentieth-century avant-garde.

May 28, 2004: Interview/Book Review – The End of ArtEmmet Cole interviews Donald Kuspit on the subject of his new book, The End of Art.

May 27, 2004: Columns – Hot Lunch USAAndrew F. Duncan’s debut column looks at the past, present, and future of Lovecraftian cinema.

May 19, 2004: Columns – Unreal CitiesAmy Rosenberg’s first column goes to London looking for Mrs. Dalloway.

May 13, 2004: Porta Ludovica (Eco) – PapersBrendon Newlon’s “Beasts and Buildings: Religious Symbolism and Medieval Memory.”

May 11, 2004: Contest #3 – The DiscoveryWin a signed copy of an Alan Moore book! Contest #3 has just been announced.

May 6, 2004: Apmonia (Beckett) – Papers – David Tucker’s “Beckett's Middle Period: Authority, The Quest and Dualism.”

May 5, 2004: Spermatikos Logos (Pynchon) – Papers – Michael Koontz’s “‘An injustice that will not cancel out’: Slavery and the Voice of the Victim in Mason & Dixon.”

May 4, 2004: Columns – Jungle MindMichael Cisco’s first column looks at the “New Weird.”

April 2, 2004: Book Review – Celestial HarmoniesBob Williams reviews Péter Esterházy’s sprawing novel about his famous Hungarian family.

March 30, 2004: The Modern Word – Spiral-Bound #14 – A new issue of The Modern Word’s newsletter has been posted.

March 30, 2004: The Brazen Head – Ulysses Criticism – Andrew Gibson’s Joyce’s Revenge has been included.

March 26, 2004: The Scriptorium – William Gaddis – In the essay “Gaddis: Toward the Dramatic,” Garrett Rowlan uses James Joyce to trace Gaddis’ career from the lyric through the epic to the dramatic.

March 25, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) – Film – The Borges Film section has been revised and expanded.

March 24, 2004: Contest #2 – AdaptationThe winners have been announced.

March 20, 2004: Book Review – A New Universal History of Infamy – A review of Rhys Hughes’ homage to Borges.

March 9, 2004: Small Press Spotlight – Graywolf PressThe Modern Word looks at Graywolf Press, a small publisher devoted to quality literature.

March 3, 2004: Book Review – My Life as a FakeBlair Mahoney on Peter Carey’s book of literary hoaxes.

March 1, 2004: Book Review – Wakenight EmporiumBob Williams reviews A.B. West’s book of thirty-two meditations.

February 27, 2004: Book ReviewVoice of the FireIsmo Santala discusses Alan Moore’s debut novel.

February 24, 2004: Spermatikos Logos (Pynchon) – Film & TV – Erik Ketzan on Thomas Pynchon’s Simpsons appearance.

February 4, 2004: Apmonia (Beckett) – Papers – New paper added: John Fletcher’s in-depth comparative study, “Samuel Beckett and Jonathan Swift.”

February 4, 2004: The Brazen Head (Joyce) – Papers – New paper added: Randy Hofbauer’s “The Tool of the Martyr,” which looks at Stephen’s epiphanies in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

February 1, 2004: Book ReviewDon QuixoteBob Williams looks at Edith Grossman’s new translation of Don Quixote.

January 30, 2004: Book ReviewDeep Purple and The Book of Dead BirdsBlair Mahoney reviews two books, Mayra Montero’s Deep Purple, winner of the Sonrisa Vertical, and Gayle Brandeis’ The Book of Dead Birds, winner of the Bellwether Prize.

January 27, 2004: Book ReviewThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMark Sarvas reviews Mark Haddon’s Whitbread-winning novel.

January 25, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) – Criticism – The Borges Criticism section has been significantly revised and expanded.

January 21, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) – Links – Borges link page revised and a dozen new links added.

January 16, 2004: Das Schloss (Kafka) – Works – New page added to Kafka’s Works: “Novellas,” featuring The Metamorphosis and In the Penal Colony.

January 14, 2004: Das Schloss (Kafka) – Criticism – The Criticism section of Das Schloss opens with commentary on Kafka biographies.

January 1, 2004: Revised RotundaAn expanded and revised homepage to start the new year!


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