Sunday, March 02, 2008
March 2008 at Open Letters!
And while we're on the subject of Open Letters, the March issue is 'live' now - and it's our biggest issue yet, over-brimming with goodies of all kinds and types! You won't find a more inviting table of contents anywhere, folks - in print or online - so be sure to click over and have yourself a good generous read. Among the month's highlights: the third installment of Adam Golaski's groundbreaking and utterly captivating adaptation of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' Green; Garth Risk Hallberg's re-examination of Helen DeWitt's extraordinary novel The Last Samurai; Joanna Scutts' review of the latest books dealing with that legendary - and legendarily misunderstood - figure (so to speak), Mata Hari; Sam Sacks' heartfelt deconstruction, dissection, demolition, and de-materialization of two debut novels that no doubt hoped for gentler handling but failed to earn it; tween freelancer Finch Bronstein-Rasmussen reviewing Susan Fraser King's new novel Lady Macbeth; Greg Waldmann's surprisingly personal account of legendary pianist Alfred Brendel's Carnegie Hall farewell performance; the head-splitting Open Letters Quiz, and of course yours truly, off in the background, nattering on about some damn thing or another!
So click on over and get comfy on your favorite reading couch! We promise what we deliver: thought-provoking criticism, joy-producing poetry, and a bunch of quotable one-liners to divert your idle hour! And remember as always: our writers are frail, needy things - so leave comments, if you're so inclined!