. . . this novel imagines what might have happened during simultaneous forays among the antiquities lining the Nile River that were actually undertaken in 1850 by Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert.
by Geoff Wichert From the Renaissance on, the theme of history has been expansion: the Age of Exploration carrying adventurers and map-makers to every corner of the globe; the Reformation replacing a monolithic church with religious diversity; philosophy yielding to ideology; capitalism finding the price of everything while […]
Would you be surprised to learn that Salt Lake City is one of the “most well-read” cities in the country? And not just, like, 19th on a list of twenty, but actually in tenth place, beating out cities like Seattle and Atlanta. That was the news that came […]
by Stefanie Dykes I’ve pretty much marked up every chapter with underlined passages, circled paragraphs, and left sticky notes to myself. What do I make of all this? That’s the first question I asked myself when I began reading Terry Tempest Williams’ new book, When Women Were Birds. […]
Italian author Antonio Tabucchi died Sunday of cancer. Little was made of his passing in the states, though most European papers noted his achievements, and in the English-speaking world the BBC remarked on his career (Tabucchi has been a contender for the Man Booker International Prize). It’s a […]
A review of Donna Poulton’s biography of pioneer artist Reuben Kirkham, recently published by Cedar Fort press.
Ann Poore reviews Tony Smiths book about . . . Tony Smith.
The latest installment in our review of novels set in the art world, Shawn Rossiter reviews a novel by Argentine author Cesar Aira.
We return to our series of reviews of novels set in the art world with Shawn Rossiter’s review of Ernesto Sabato’s existential classic The Tunnel.
We haven’t had time to put together our next review of art world-related novels (Jean Echenoz’s I’m Gone is on deck – look for it next week), but when we were at Salt Lake’s Main Library we noticed something interesting: on the second floor a display case advertises […]
In our continuing series of book reviews of novels featuring art and artists, Shawn Rossiter reviews W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants.
Iain Pears’ series of Art History mysteries involving characters Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano is reviewed.