December 7, 2004: Contest #3 The Discovery The winners of Contest #3 have been announced!
November 23, 2004: Book Review You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free LJ Lindhurst reviews James Kelman’s “American” novel.
November 17, 2004: Columns Jungle Mind Michael Cisco on Eric Basso’s The Beak Doctor.
November 10, 2004: All pages The entire site has been updated, with new works added to the pages on Borges, Eco, and García Márquez.
October 25, 2004: The Sideshow A new edition of The Sideshow brings a host of new reviews.
October 25, 2004: Book Review The Book of Ten Nights and a Night Blair Mahoney reviews John Barth’s post-911 collection of stories.
October 4, 2004: Columns Slightly Foxed Suzanne Nixon on the wonder of words.
August 27, 2004: Columns Jungle Mind Michael Cisco looks at Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera.
August 23, 2004: The Modern Word The Sideshow The Modern Word’s section for reviewing works of short fiction is now officially open!
August 17, 2004: Spermatikos Logos (Pynchon) Music The “Pynchon and Music” section has been updated.
August 14, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) Reviews New reviews added for Edwin Williamson’s Borges: A Life.
August 12, 2004: Columns Joyous Anarchy Emmet Cole on sunlight, suicidal poets, and the quantification of the creative process.
August 7, 2004: Small Press Spotlight FC2 The Modern Word looks at Fiction Collective Two, publishers of “artistically adventurous, non-traditional fiction.” Includes an interview with Brenda Mills about experimental fiction.
August 6, 2004: Apmonia (Beckett) Audio A new section has been added to Apmonia that features Beckett-related recordings and audiobooks.
August 5, 2004: The Brazen Head Audio The entire “Joyce on Audio” section has been updated and revised. New reviews have been added for Naxos’ Dubliners and their unabridged Ulysses box set.
August 2, 2004: Scriptorium Flann O’Brien Page A new page on Irish writer Flann O’Brien has been added to The Modern Word.
August 2, 2004: Book Review The Mirror of Love Alan Moore and José Villarrubia’s poem of love that “dare not speak its name.”
July 29, 2004: Book Review Oblivion Marie Mundaca looks at David Foster Wallace’s collection of short stories.
July 24, 2004: The Modern Word Spiral-Bound #15 A new issue of The Modern Word’s newsletter has been posted.
July 22, 2004: Book Review Oracle Night Blair Mahoney reviews Paul Auster’s book-within-a-book-within-a-book....
July 15, 2004: Columns Unreal Cities Amy Rosenberg takes the streetcar named Desire.
July 8, 2004: Book Review Lambent Traces Jeff Nowak reviews Stanley Corngold’s book on Kafka.
June 30, 2004: Columns Jungle Mind Michael Cisco looks at the underappreciated English writer Denton Welch.
June 26, 2004: Das Schloss Kafka’s Nonfiction Commentary on the diaries, letters, and notebooks.
June 26, 2004: Columns Joyous Anarchy Emmet Cole reflects on modern art and the Saatchi fire.
June 7, 2004: The Brazen Head Criticism Nola Tully’s yes I said yes I will Yes.
June 7, 2004: The Brazen Head Papers Lindsey Warren on “Musical Allusions in Dubliners.”
June 3, 2004: Columns Slightly Foxed The Quail on the last ten years of the Bloomsday centennial.
May 28, 2004: Small Press Spotlight Exact Change The Modern Word looks at Exact Change, a small publisher devoted to the twentieth-century avant-garde.
May 28, 2004: Interview/Book Review The End of Art Emmet Cole interviews Donald Kuspit on the subject of his new book, The End of Art.
May 27, 2004: Columns Hot Lunch USA Andrew F. Duncan’s debut column looks at the past, present, and future of Lovecraftian cinema.
May 19, 2004: Columns Unreal Cities Amy Rosenberg’s first column goes to London looking for Mrs. Dalloway.
May 13, 2004: Porta Ludovica (Eco) Papers Brendon Newlon’s “Beasts and Buildings: Religious Symbolism and Medieval Memory.”
May 11, 2004: Contest #3 The Discovery Win a signed copy of an Alan Moore book! Contest #3 has just been announced.
May 6, 2004: Apmonia (Beckett) Papers David Tucker’s “Beckett's Middle Period: Authority, The Quest and Dualism.”
May 5, 2004: Spermatikos Logos (Pynchon) Papers Michael Koontz’s “‘An injustice that will not cancel out’: Slavery and the Voice of the Victim in Mason & Dixon.”
May 4, 2004: Columns Jungle Mind Michael Cisco’s first column looks at the “New Weird.”
April 2, 2004: Book Review Celestial Harmonies Bob Williams reviews Péter Esterházy’s sprawing novel about his famous Hungarian family.
March 30, 2004: The Modern Word Spiral-Bound #14 A new issue of The Modern Word’s newsletter has been posted.
March 30, 2004: The Brazen Head Ulysses Criticism Andrew Gibson’s Joyce’s Revenge has been included.
March 26, 2004: The Scriptorium William Gaddis In the essay “Gaddis: Toward the Dramatic,” Garrett Rowlan uses James Joyce to trace Gaddis’ career from the lyric through the epic to the dramatic.
March 25, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) Film The Borges Film section has been revised and expanded.
March 24, 2004: Contest #2 Adaptation The winners have been announced.
March 20, 2004: Book Review A New Universal History of Infamy A review of Rhys Hughes’ homage to Borges.
March 9, 2004: Small Press Spotlight Graywolf Press The Modern Word looks at Graywolf Press, a small publisher devoted to quality literature.
March 3, 2004: Book Review My Life as a Fake Blair Mahoney on Peter Carey’s book of literary hoaxes.
March 1, 2004: Book Review Wakenight Emporium Bob Williams reviews A.B. West’s book of thirty-two meditations.
February 27, 2004: Book Review Voice of the Fire Ismo Santala discusses Alan Moores debut novel.
February 24, 2004: Spermatikos Logos (Pynchon) Film & TV Erik Ketzan on Thomas Pynchons Simpsons appearance.
February 4, 2004: Apmonia (Beckett) Papers New paper added: John Fletchers in-depth comparative study, Samuel Beckett and Jonathan Swift.
February 4, 2004: The Brazen Head (Joyce) Papers New paper added: Randy Hofbauers The Tool of the Martyr, which looks at Stephens epiphanies in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
February 1, 2004: Book Review Don Quixote Bob Williams looks at Edith Grossmans new translation of Don Quixote.
January 30, 2004: Book Review Deep Purple and The Book of Dead Birds Blair Mahoney reviews two books, Mayra Monteros Deep Purple, winner of the Sonrisa Vertical, and Gayle Brandeis The Book of Dead Birds, winner of the Bellwether Prize.
January 27, 2004: Book Review The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Sarvas reviews Mark Haddons Whitbread-winning novel.
January 25, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) Criticism The Borges Criticism section has been significantly revised and expanded.
January 21, 2004: The Garden of Forking Paths (Borges) Links Borges link page revised and a dozen new links added.
January 16, 2004: Das Schloss (Kafka) Works New page added to Kafkas Works: Novellas, featuring The Metamorphosis and In the Penal Colony.
January 14, 2004: Das Schloss (Kafka) Criticism The Criticism section of Das Schloss opens with commentary on Kafka biographies.
January 1, 2004: Revised Rotunda An expanded and revised homepage to start the new year!