This Week’s News and Reviews

Cold Candies by Lee Young-ju, trans. Jae Kim (Black Ocean)
“At its core, Cold Candies is a study of the human mind, with all its surreal associations and unexcavated corners. The experience of reading is like watching the machinations of someone’s brain:  witnessing the desire for destruction delicately entangled with the desire for pleasure, and the absurd imagery that surfaces when we are freed from narrative obligations.”—Ploughshares

Vibratory Milieu by Carrie Hunter (Nightboat Books)
“This is a book of subtle curiosity, attentiveness, and carefully balanced juxtaposition. It re-enlivens a kind of attention to language and shows us possibility and resonant significance within the mundane.”—Full Stop

Doireann Ní Ghríofa, author of A Ghost in the Throat (Biblioasis) was interviewed by LARB on November 25.

Basho’s Haiku Journeys by Freeman Ng, illus. Cassandra Rockwood Ghanem (Stone Bridge Press), was included in Pioneer Press‘ holiday arts guide.

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