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Books Read November 2012

Lots of review stuff this month. I’m going to leave it very short, as I’m very behind.

The Grotesque in And Literature, by Wolfgang Kayser143. The Grotesque in Art and Literature, by Wolfgang Johannes Kayser
(McGraw-Hill, 1963)

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.