David Varno

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I Looked Alive by David Varno
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Many of the stories repeat a narrative, looping moments of loneliness filled by a stranger’s fingers. The endings are often gloomy and ruinous, and so are the beginnings.

Joyrides From the Darkroom of History by David Varno
Article 4472 C Tom Mccarthy

In C, his newest novel, Tom McCarthy proposes a state of being that revolves many parts around an unusual temporal whole and, once again, circumvents the conventions of 19th-century realism. Writer David Varno delves in.

Savage by Jacques Jouet by David Varno
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“What, at this point in time, can we make of a man,” the narrator of Jacques Jouet’s most recent novella, Savage, asks himself.

What Thou Lovest Well Repeats by David Varno
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David Varno on Frederick Seidel’s poetry.

A Future for the Literary Novel by David Varno
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NYU’s English department holds a panel that begs the question, “Is There A Future For the Literary Novel?” Host and BOMB contributing editor reports on the conversation.

The Persistence of Place by David Varno
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David Varno reflects on the Charles Olsen documentary Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place.

The Lowdown On Lowboy by David Varno

John Wray’s novel Lowboy has been out for a few weeks now, and the media attention has been universally enthusiastic.

I Believe, I Believe: Ruins, A Novel by Achy Obejas by David Varno
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Set in Cuba during the Special Period, Ruins tells of a middle aged man’s attempts to earn a living, deal with his rebellious daughter, and accept what has happened to his country.

The Persistence of Courtly Love: Asteria at Barge Music by David Varno
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About a week after Valentine’s Day, I found myself on a barge under the Brooklyn Bridge where a pair of early music revivalists were set up in a perfectly amorous display.

John Yau and Others Read for Launch of Washington Square by David Varno
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David Varno reports from the launch party forWashington Square’s Winter/Spring ’09 edition.

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