Fabers new edition of Samuel Becketts poems, replacing the old Collected Poems in English and French on which most readers have depended since its first publication in 1977, is part of their program to reissue the Irish writers work following the closing down of his former publisher, Calder Publications.
So the King of Babylon designs a labyrinth to trap the King of Arabia, but the Bedouin monarch escapes, and swears that if they ever cross paths again hell put him in his own labyrinth: the Arabian Desert.
Six days after the death of J.G. Ballard, The Guardian published an obituary authored by Martin Amis which, partially reworked, appeared five months later as the introduction to the hardback American edition of The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard.
The term writers writer has always made me uncomfortable. On the one hand, it can be used to refer to a talented minor author who, for whatever reason, has acquired a cult following.
At age 95, Martin Gardner has written about pretty much everything. Known primarily for his thousands of columns in Scientific American that focused on recreational mathematics, the Tulsa, Oklahoma natives more than 70 published works reflect an immense array of interestspseudoscientific skepticism, childrens literature, obscure and forgotten poetry, philosophy, politics, and religion, to name just a few.
Riff-rattled and jack-legged, critic and poet Fred Moten conducts the ministers of the Black Arts Movement, fusing them into an orchestral procession. His Ghostcatcher runs underground and over the top, turning the outside in and insight out.