Monday, March 22, 2010

Thomas James, Letters to a Stranger: Risky Experiments, Rich Rewards

Have been ridiculously busy the last couple of weeks -- making and marking exams, doing an extensive translation, and helping my mother move into a new condo.  I also wrote this review, which appeared this weekend in The Rover.   It looks like, though, I've freed up some time at least for the time being (non-being?)... so expect a run of more frequent posts. 

Risky Experiments, Rich Rewards

Letters to a Stranger, by Thomas James, Graywolf Press

by Brian Campbell

In January, 1974, Tomas Edward Bojeski, aka Thomas James, put an end to his life by shooting himself in the head with a handgun. He was only twenty-seven, and had just published his first book, Letters to a Stranger, which would receive one disdainful review describing him as a “pale Plath.” But Letters would acquire [...]

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