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Mysterious Sources

Donald Revell’s poetry hides and reveals in equal measure in Pennyweight Windows.

By John Freeman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - template_image University of Utah professor Donald Revell grew up in the Bronx, where beauty lurks like a fugitive on the lam. As a result, he didn’t encounter anything remotely lovely until he went to church, where he was seduced by the language...

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The Frozen Chosen

Michael Chabon gives pulp mystery a spiritual spin in The Yiddish Policemen’s Union.

By John Freeman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Three years ago, Michael Chabon delivered a knock on the chin of literary readers who turned up their noses at mysteries, thrillers and the like. “In spite of the continuing disdain or neglect in which most of the ‘non-literary’ genres are...
 
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