Tag: Rachel Abramowitz

13 February, 2012

Rachel Abramowitz

The Fiery Thinker

AS Byatt's Ragnarok creates a world where the enduring power of the ancient myths shape a child's life.


17 October, 2011

Rachel Abramowitz

Giant Resonant Waves

Ben Lerner's Mean Free Path finds the poetry of physics via the physics of poetry, drawing on the struggle of both pursuits.


13 June, 2011

Rachel Abramowitz

The Point of Beauty

David Orr's Beautiful & Pointless introduces the lay reader to poetry but founders on the reef of metaphor.


26 May, 2011

Rachel Abramowitz

Apocalypse Now and Then



2 May, 2011

Rachel Abramowitz

Half in Love

Savich's The Firestorm navigates a frozen transformation, vacillating between entrancement and estrangement.


4 April, 2011

Rachel Abramowitz

The Finite Furnished with the Infinite

Helen Vendler's Dickinson balances a broad view of the poet's life with a penetrating philosophical depth.


14 February, 2011

Rachel Abramowitz

Song of Himself

More pretentious than insightful, C.K. Williams's On Whitman promises much but delivers little.


17 January, 2011

Rachel Abramowitz

Something Understood

Mark Doty's The Art of Description deconstructs the process for turning the world into word.