by Howard Coster, half-plate film negative, 1938

Invitation to the Waltz / The Gipsy’s Baby

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been reading some more Rosamond Lehmann. Mostly I was curious to see how / if her other work compares to the (rather excellent) Dusty Answer. Here are my findings / conclusions so

by Howard Coster, half-plate film negative, 1938

Invitation to the Waltz / The Gipsy’s Baby

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been reading some more Rosamond Lehmann. Mostly I was curious to see how / if her other work compares to the (rather excellent) Dusty Answer. Here are my findings / conclusions so

If We were Having Coffee… Paper Beads & Nightingales

Kind reader, if we were having coffee I would not feel as cold as I do right now. I’m still not used to the non-Mississippi temperatures… If we were sitting here together I’d tell you about my latest projects —

If We were Having Coffee… Paper Beads & Nightingales

Kind reader, if we were having coffee I would not feel as cold as I do right now. I’m still not used to the non-Mississippi temperatures… If we were sitting here together I’d tell you about my latest projects —

Kitsune and List -- an unlikely team

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.

Kitsune and List -- an unlikely team

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.

If We Were Having Coffee… The Big Move

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m melting. After a weekend in Salt Lake City and a quick trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats, coming back to Mississippi has been… kind of gross, to be honest. I’d forgotten

If We Were Having Coffee… The Big Move

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m melting. After a weekend in Salt Lake City and a quick trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats, coming back to Mississippi has been… kind of gross, to be honest. I’d forgotten

AmericanSon-BrianAscalonRoley

American Son: Attack Dogs, Runaways, and Tire Irons

Let’s talk about Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son. I picked it up at the last Hattiesburg Book Exchange, which was organized by a friend, and I can honestly say, it’s good! It’s an engrossing read; it drew me in and had me interested

AmericanSon-BrianAscalonRoley

American Son: Attack Dogs, Runaways, and Tire Irons

Let’s talk about Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son. I picked it up at the last Hattiesburg Book Exchange, which was organized by a friend, and I can honestly say, it’s good! It’s an engrossing read; it drew me in and had me interested

In Utero: Tarpaulin Sky showcases The Knowledge Weapon

Here’s what I promised — Tarpaulin Sky showing my manuscript some love. A public display of affection, if you like. In Utero: Tarpaulin Sky showcases The Knowledge Weapon.

In Utero: Tarpaulin Sky showcases The Knowledge Weapon

Here’s what I promised — Tarpaulin Sky showing my manuscript some love. A public display of affection, if you like. In Utero: Tarpaulin Sky showcases The Knowledge Weapon.

If We were Having Coffee…

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my ambivalence toward being done with school. Or rather, my ambivalence towards life after grad school: So far, I have no job lined up, and my visa expires in a little

If We were Having Coffee…

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my ambivalence toward being done with school. Or rather, my ambivalence towards life after grad school: So far, I have no job lined up, and my visa expires in a little

historic photograph of Jack Johnson

Of Bruises and Knuckles: The Big Smoke (Matejka)

I don’t know about you, but I know close to nothing about boxing or the history of the sport. Nonetheless, I was really drawn in by Adrian Matejka’s The Big Smoke, a poetic sort-of-biography of heavy-weight champion Jack Johnson. I think

historic photograph of Jack Johnson

Of Bruises and Knuckles: The Big Smoke (Matejka)

I don’t know about you, but I know close to nothing about boxing or the history of the sport. Nonetheless, I was really drawn in by Adrian Matejka’s The Big Smoke, a poetic sort-of-biography of heavy-weight champion Jack Johnson. I think

No Such Thing as Invisible Parrots: Einstein’s Beach House (Appel)

I just finished Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection Einstein’s Beach House so I thought I’d tell y’all about it, because I think it would make good beach / lakeside / train reading. 

No Such Thing as Invisible Parrots: Einstein’s Beach House (Appel)

I just finished Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection Einstein’s Beach House so I thought I’d tell y’all about it, because I think it would make good beach / lakeside / train reading. 

Diana Fletcher, an African Seminole (click to go to source)

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.3): Winona

This is part 3 of a series of 3 blog posts about Pauline Hopkins’ Magazine Novels. Part 1 discusses Of One Blood, part 2 is about Hagar’s Daughter. Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest is the shortest

Diana Fletcher, an African Seminole (click to go to source)

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.3): Winona

This is part 3 of a series of 3 blog posts about Pauline Hopkins’ Magazine Novels. Part 1 discusses Of One Blood, part 2 is about Hagar’s Daughter. Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest is the shortest

"The Wish" by Theodore  von Holst

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.2): Hagar’s Daughter

Post 2 of 3 on Pauline Hopkins’ magazine novels. Part 1, about Of One Blood, is here. Hagar’s Daughter has two distinct parts, with the first part taking place shortly before the Civil War, and the second 20 years later. (You

"The Wish" by Theodore  von Holst

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.2): Hagar’s Daughter

Post 2 of 3 on Pauline Hopkins’ magazine novels. Part 1, about Of One Blood, is here. Hagar’s Daughter has two distinct parts, with the first part taking place shortly before the Civil War, and the second 20 years later. (You

Pauline Hopkins

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.1), Of One Blood, or: Fiction for Betterment

This is post 1 of 3 about The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins  (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers, Oxford University Press).

Pauline Hopkins

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.1), Of One Blood, or: Fiction for Betterment

This is post 1 of 3 about The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins  (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers, Oxford University Press).