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Ivan's Latest Blogs

Jan.07.2014 - 11:32 pm
http://www.cclapcenter.com/2014/01/the_year_in_books_2014_best_of.html   And I thank the Chicago Center for Language and Photography for placing Sick Justice: Inside the...
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Dec.04.2013 - 12:00 pm
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In the media business we require a “hook,” a fresh angle to keep a story alive. For now I've pretty much run out of hooks for Anthony Fletcher, an ex-lightweight contender jailed...
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Nov.11.2013 - 12:40 am
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My cousin Tech 4 Marvin Gillman, who’d been wounded in Italy, was part of the invasion of Southern France, but he never made it to the beach. On August 15, 1944 his entire stick (...
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Comments from Ivan

Jul.17.2013 - 11:12 pm
In response to: Hiss To Snakes
should describe their pet's personality. Is it frisky? Loving? Helpful? Mischievous? Jealous of other reptiles? Does it...
Jul.12.2013 - 12:15 pm
In response to: Tunnel Light
. . . they're flying left and right. I admire your ability to stay on target. Also, I meant signify, not dignify. Sorry.
Jul.07.2013 - 3:51 pm
In response to: Clenched-Jaw Page 'Updating,' But Otherwise Redroom Is Fine...
And good luck on the book.
Jun.29.2013 - 11:25 am
In response to: Tunnel Light
Darkness at the end of the tunnel dignifies a dead end. Doesn't this imply that its opposite is a glimpse of openness...
Jun.27.2013 - 12:06 pm
In response to: Homeland by Sam Lipsyte
I enjoy the freedom of quitting a book when it's not working for me. I wish I could find more that are worth finishing...

Published Reviews

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Apr.07.2012
Published by New York Journal of Books
  Isaac is a witty, dazzlingly intellectual story, an exploration of morality in the contemporary world, a true Modern Fable which, as one might expect from the author...