Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Book of Ebenezer LePage

I was very excited to see the first comment on my blog from someone who also loved The Book of Ebenezer LePage, which I wrote about in the current issue of Tin House (www.tinhouse.com - though the piece is not on-line; this is just to introduce you to the magazine). Much to my delight, a literary friend read the piece in Tin House, went out and bought the book -- and said it was one of the best books he had ever read! This from a widely read writer and editor. It turns out that the poet and translator Michael Hofman has also reviewed the reissued Ebenezer LePage for the London Review of Books, but I have not seen it yet.

Yes, this is a remarkable book, and the reissue by New York Review of Books books should bring it new life. Thanks for commenting.

I will be starting a column on Huffington Post soon books, and will let you know when it launches.