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Like the orchestral music blaring through the speakers during the entirety of Bohumil Hrabal’s Harlequin’s Millions, the story is expertly wound together in a bittersweet melody. Maryska, a character who appears in previous Hrabal works

I didn’t particularly like Roddy Doyle’s new novel, The Guts, about a man recently diagnosed with colon cancer. The book isn’t consistently funny enough and is too sentimental; and not that I am a

Our early twenty-first century desire for “reality” now seems inseparable from the inception of the War on Terror. Just after 9/11, Ian McEwan confessed that he nearly lost faith in the novel, saying in

Reviewed by C.L. Bledsoe Free State Review: issue 1, winter 2013 Hal Burdett, editor Free State Review is a brand new print journal from Annapolis, Maryland, featuring a painting by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mark Strand on the cover. Burdett, in his introduction, says something that immediately grabbed me, regarding the contributors: “Every contributor centers […]

Reviewed by C.L. Bledsoe Everyday Genius: June Issue. 2012. 110 pages. Everyday Genius is a web journal updated Monday through Friday. June Issue is their first print publication.     Based in Baltimore, Adam Robinson’s Everyday Genius is the literary journal arm of his Publishing Genius Press. Updated every weekday, the journal also tends to […]