Lots of review stuff this month. I’m going to leave it very short, as I’m very behind.
143. The Grotesque in Art and Literature, by Wolfgang Johannes Kayser
A collection of essays discussing the origins and evolution of the grotesque in art and literature. It was dry, and I felt left out – I hadn’t read many of the books in question, so I couldn’t follow the points he was trying to develop. It may fare better on rereading it at a later date.
144. Probably Inevitable, by Matthew Tierney
(Coach House Books, 2012)
Toronto-based Matthew Tierney’s third poetry collection. Review forthcoming in Broken Pencil. Read MoreShelf Life: November 2012