Titles: The Elementary Particles (Knopf, 2000) and Platform (Knopf, 2003) [The English translation of the writer’s latest novel, Submission, was published this week in the United States. To commemorate the event, I dedicate a blog post to editions of two of his books that I prefer most of all]. The book scavenger is the bastard […]

Title: Literal Madness (Grove Press, 1988). Contents: – Kathy Goes to Haiti (first published in 1978 in a limited small press edition),  My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini (first published by Pan Books [UK] in 1984), Florida (first publication, 1988). This title ambushed me while I was on a weekly book scrounging trip. […]

Here is the link to an essay I wrote in the spring of 2015 when I was asked to offer some perspective on the national discussion over the exploitation of contingent faculty in American higher education. Dispirited by the rancor I had witnessed at the MLA in Chicago the previous year, and in particular the […]

Lovecraft lo xenofobo e i ripugnanti metallari immigrati. A writer from Palermo offers a compelling reading of matters of race and audience in the legacy of American cult author Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The article makes clever use of a quote I gave to an interviewer several years ago. English translation to follow?

Rough fish in the river

Appreciating all the river has to offer

Isaac's Fishing Corner

Tales of my multispecies fishing adventures