Book Review: Liu Xiaobo’s “No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems”

Poetry & Nonfiction Review By Jeffrey Yang No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems. Liu Xiaobo. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 400 pp. Reading the news about China through the walleyed lens of mainstream U.S. media has long been an exercise in negative capability. Best to dwell in a state of doubt and uncertainty [Continue Reading...]

Book Review: Charles Yu’s Minor Universes

By Timothy Yu One of the most moving moments in Charles Yu’s debut collection, Third Class Superhero, comes from a grammatical distinction. In a story called “The Man Who Became Himself,” a man named David Howe has developed a strangely split consciousness. He eats breakfast with his wife, goes to work, feels angry or bored–yet [Continue Reading...]

Book Review: Tao Lin’s Richard Yates, Shoplifting at American Apparel, and Bed

By Vaman Tyrone X Richard Yates.   Tao Lin.   New York: Melville House, 2010.   208 pp. Shoplifting from American Apparel.   Tao Lin.   New York: Melville House, 2009.   112 pp. Bed.   Tao Lin.   New York: Melville House, 2007.   278 pp. David Foster Wallace concluded “E Unabus Pluram” with [Continue Reading...]