Category Archives: Books
Nassau Literary Review Staff talk about what they’ve been reading, watching, and listening to while sitting under courtyard Oak trees in the warm spring sun.
“The idea of a “ruin aesthetic” has been resolvable for few, and problematic for many. To believe that such a thing exists seems at once to be an act of fetishization and ennoblement. I am convinced that the ways in which we perceive ruinscapes can have (and have had) tangible consequences, although the nature of these repercussions is contingent on the time in which the particular ruinsite exists.” Continue reading
Nassau Literary Review staff talk about the weird and beautiful stuff they’ve been reading and watching on their weird and beautiful week without classes. Continue reading
“I’m always curious about what an author looks like. I guess I wish I weren’t, and of course I know in my heart that it doesn’t matter at all. I think it’s not a bad curiosity – I don’t need authors of the books I love to be good-looking. I just want to feel a connection with them.” Continue reading
“What I cannot see, what I never see, in this house is something whole. I cannot find, no matter how hard I try, families complete, lives in measure. The contents of this house are always broken, always cracked—the only delicate things in tact are the blue and white vases of china, the skulls of little children, and the impressionable beauty of magnolia blossoms, which survive only for that hour after they are cut from the tree.” Continue reading