November 20, 2005: Henry Rollins Interview Neddal Ayad discusses reading, writing, publishing and decapitated heads with Henry Rollins, punk legend and founder of 2.13.61 Publications.
October 15, 2005: Joyce Essay Contest The third annual James Joyce essay contest is underway. The top prize is $1500!
October 3, 2005: Book Review 98.6 and 1998.6 A review by Steve Tomasula of Matthew Roberson's 1998.6 has been added to our existing review of the novel. Never hurts to have a second opinion!
August 27, 2005: Columns Slightly Foxed In defense of Joyce and Pynchon: a response to Dale Peck's Hatchet Jobs.
July 24, 2005: Spermatikos Logos (Pynchon) Features An interview with Nikolaus Stingl, German-language translator of Mason & Dixon, translated into English by The Modern Word.
May 26, 2005: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana Annotation Project An ever-growing resource on the countless allusions and quotations in Umberto Eco's latest novel.
May 22, 2005: Columns Jungle Mind Thoughts on The City of Dreadful Night, by James Thomson.
May 20, 2005: Book Review The Fall of the Heartless Horse Justin Taylor reviews Martha Kinney’s debut verse novella.
May 20, 2005: Interviews Emmet Cole interviews John D. Caputo on Heidegger.
April 18, 2005: Features Zak Smith’s Illustrations For Each Page of Gravity’s Rainbow The Modern Word hosts a staggering 755 illustrations by New York based artist, Zak Smith, depicting the events and imagery of Pynchon’s magnum opus. Our biggest update ever....
April 6, 2005: Columns Jungle Mind Thoughts on Memoirs of a Ghost, by G.W. Stonier.
April 1, 2005: Book Review The Prodigal Eli Jelly-Schapiro reviews Derek Walcott’s book-length poem.
March 30, 2005: Scriptorium: O’Brien Papers Jeffrey Mathewes’ “The Manichaean Body in The Third Policeman: or Why Joe’s Skin Is Scaly.”
March 21, 2005: Porta Ludovica (Eco) Interviews The Modern Word interviews Geoffrey Brock, the translator of Eco’s upcoming novel, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana.
February 23, 2005: Apmonia (Beckett) Fiction Commentary added for Beckett’s 1938 novel, Murphy.
January 21, 2005: Columns Joyous Anarchy Emmet Cole on the Beatification of Gaudi.
January 19, 2005: Columns Jungle Mind Michael Cisco on Jean Ray, the so-called “Belgian Poe.”
January 15, 2005: Scriptorium: Lovecraft Papers Justin Taylor’s “A Mountain Walked or Stumbled: Madness, Apocalypse, and H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Call of Cthulhu’” (PDF)