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In Conversation

Jonathan Ames

Well, like most writers I love to read, and so I’m a book lover. My parents were good to me, but the area where they were really generous to me was books. Everything else was secondhand: secondhand bicycle, secondhand ice skates, secondhand soccer cleats. Which is no big deal, but with books for some reason I was given carte blanche.

Zarathustra Speaks Again

Based upon the prologue of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra, Jimmy Raskin’s lifework delves into the question of poet and philosopher with insane zeal.

Off the Shelves

Mary V. Dearborn, Mistress of Modernism, Calderone; The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll Nathan; The Wasp Eater, Lychack; Ill-Equipped for a Life of Sex Lehr,

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2004

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