Monthly Archives: April 2023

Juno Loves Legs. Karl Geary.

Geary, Karl. Juno Loves Legs. Catapult, New York, 2023. F; 4/23. It seems to me there are a lot of fiction authors in Ireland these days but I guess that’s nothing new. Somehow this one in this bildungs/endurance story really … Continue reading

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From Dawn to Decadence. Jacques Barzun.

Barzun, Jacques. From Dawn to Decadence. Harper, New York, 2000. NF; 4/23. It’s not easy to characterize the scope of this book. At least it’s one very bright and enormously informed person’s commentary on 500 years of cultural history. But … Continue reading

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Parisian Lives. Deirdre Bair.

Bair, Deidre. Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir. Talese/Doubleday, New York. 2019. Autobiography, 2/23. I came to read this through a bit of a strange quest. A friend had recommended Bair’s Beckett. You can have … Continue reading

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