Julian Gallo

A New York City writer's thoughts on the books he reads. 

 

 

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September
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February 2017
04
reviewed: 'Presence: Collected Stories' by Arthur Miller
Of course I’d been familiar with Arthur Miller’s plays for years, as well as his brilliant novel ‘Focus’ (which I’m sure will...
January 2017
14
reviewed: 'Mr. Kafka and Other Tales in The Time of The Cult' by Bohumil Hrabal
My first foray into the fictional world of Czech author Bohumil Hrabal. A contemporary of fellow Czech author Milan Kundera, ...
January 2017
05
reviewed: 'Piano Stories' by Felisberto Hernandez
A writer from Uruguay who had more influence on later major writers (Julio Cortazar, Italo Calvino, and Gabriel Garcia Marque...
December 2016
15
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reviewed: 'Down The Rabbit Hole' by Juan Pablo Villalobos
Tochtli is the son of a Mexican drug lord living in a mansion in rural Mexico. To the young Tochtli, it is not a mansion but ...
November 2016
29
reviewed: 'The Last Interview and Other Conversations' by Roberto Bolaño
A collection of interviews with the celebrated Latin American author. For fans of Bolaño’s work, it is a must read, not on...
November 2016
26
reviewed: 'Colonel Lagrimas' by Carlos Fonseca
Loosely based on the life of mathematician Alexander Grothendieck, Carlos Fonesca weaves a Bolaño/Borges/Calvino-esque tale w...
November 2016
08
reviewed: '33 Revolutions' by Canek Sanchez Guevara
A very short novel, in 33 chapters, written by the grandson of Che Guevara, who tragically died at the age of 40. This is a h...
November 2016
06
reviewed: 'The Oblivion Seekers' by Isabelle Eberhardt
The life of Isabelle Eberhardt is one to delve into. The illegitimate daughter of a Russian nihilist who dressed her as a man...
October 2016
18
reviewed: 'Caterva' by Juan Filloy
How this Argentine writer escaped the English speaking world for so long is a mystery to me. ‘Caterva’ (meaning ‘Horde’ or Ra...
September 2016
05
reviewed: 'Save Twilight' by Julio Cortazar
This is a second edition of an older publication. The first edition came out a number of years ago via City Lights. The older...