Tweed's Book Blog

The Soul of the Marionette by John Gray

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In his most recent book, THE SOUL OF THE MARIONETTE, Gray further exposes the fundamental assumptions and myths that lie at the heart of Western thought, ethics, and politics.

Interview: David Gates

A Hand Reached Down

My fiction is short on good little bunnies—that is, characters who are uncomplicatedly “likeable”—and tends to focus on naughty Peters, of both sexes, who sometimes end up in pies of their own making, and sometimes get off with a dose of chamomile tea.

The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov

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“What about the poor Minotaur?” The deformed child, abandoned by his parents, confined in the dark labyrinth, and then killed for being different. Hasn’t he been misunderstood? Doesn’t he deserve our sympathy? Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov takes this sympathetic perspective in his autobiographical novel-in-fragments, The Physics of Sorrow.

The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried

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How dark were the so-called Dark Ages? It’s assumed that for a thousand years, the light of Western Civilization was extinguished. In a sprawling and engaging tome of a book, The Middle Ages, German scholar Johannes Fried turns this idea upside down.

The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle

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“They were all just criminals anyway, every politician bought and sold by the special interests and the cops nothing more than their private army.”

Interview: Emma Hooper

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I am driven by the need to understand myself further. But for me I think this means understanding more fully where I—where we all—sit within the huge, ancient and wonderful intersection of all things.

In Print

Current Issue:

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Issue #2 Features:
Reza Aslan
Lydia Davis
C.K. Williams
Siri Hustvedt
Amy Grace Loyd
Dale Jamieson
Lipika Pelham
Daniel Bevacqua
Juan Pablo Roncone
Nicole Treska

Artwork by:
Lisa Alonzo
Matthew Brandt
Kevin Cooley
Alan Cote

Issue #1

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Featuring:
Edwidge Danticat
Lydia Davis
John Freeman
Charles Simic
Joyce Carol Oates
David James Poissant
Nelly Reifler
Naveen Kishore
Sjón
Raymond Strom
Justin Taylor
Dale Jamieson
Bonnie Nadzam

Artwork by:
Edward Burtynsky
Bill Richards
Mark Steinmetz
Drew Tal
Johan Van Mullem
Eric Zener