ARTICLES BY nathanielp
the-dig

Hidden Signals: A Review of Cynan Jones’s The Dig

Nathaniel Popkin

06.18.15

The colliding lives of badger baiters and lamb birthers derive beautifully stark tension. Nathaniel Popkin reviews.

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The Void Becomes The Solid: A Review of Conversations With Beethoven

Nathaniel Popkin

10.14.14

Nathaniel Popkin uncovers the silence and response of Sanford Friedman’s inventive portrait of Beethoven through his struggle with his nephew Karl and his written notes.

Agee

My Own Saint: A Review of Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

Nathaniel Popkin

06.11.14

Nathaniel Popkin reviews despair, evil, organs, and The Letters of James Agee to Father Flye.

The Alp

A Paradise Lost: A Review of Camenisch’s The Alp

Nathaniel Popkin

04.17.14

Nathaniel Popkin offers an incisive take on existential terror and the symphonic bursts of The Alp, just out from the Dalkey Archive.