Book Reviews

Untitled Review. Postmodern/Postwar—and After: Rethinking American Literature, edited by Jason Gladstone, Andrew Hoberek, and Daniel Worden [criticism]. Twentieth-Century Literature 64.1 (March 2017): 120-27.

Untitled Review. Thomas Pynchon & the Dark Passages of History by David Cowart [criticism]. Studies in the Novel 45.4 (Winter 2013): 709-11.

Untitled Review. Appreciating Don DeLillo: The Moral Force of a Writer’s Work by Paul Giaimo [criticism].  Italian Americana 31.1 (Winter 2013): 106-07.

“Deep Web of 9/11 Conspiracies; or, the Enigma of DeepArcher.” Review of Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon [fiction]. The Buffalo News 6 October 2013: C5.

“Academic Vices on Display in Douglas Novel.” Review of The Vices by Lawrence Douglas [fiction]. The Buffalo News 14 August 2011: F10.

“Called to Account: Wallace’s Taxing Novel Examines Life.” Review of The Pale King by David Foster Wallace [fiction]. The Buffalo News 10 April 2011: F9.

“Things They Wrote With: The Material Making of Modern Fiction.” Review of Enduring Words: Literary Narrative in a Changing Media Ecology by Michael Wutz [criticism]. electronic book review 12 December 2010.

“Everything that Rises Must Converge in DeLillo’s post-9/11 Novel.” Review of Point Omega by Don DeLillo [fiction]. The Buffalo News 14 February 2010: F9.

Spooner Tells of Tragedy and Triumph.” Review of Spooner by Pete Dexter [fiction]. The Buffalo News 20 December 2009: F10.

“Religious Conspiracy Meets African-American Investigator.” Review of Big Machine by Victor LaValle [fiction]. The Buffalo News 22 November 2009: F10.

“Out Here in the Field: The Continuity of Black Mountain Poetics.” Review of Beyond Maximus: The Construction of Public Voice in Black Mountain Poetry by Anne Day Dewey [criticism]. Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 36 (2007-09): 239-41.

Untitled Review. Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don DeLillo by Joseph Dewey [criticism]. Modernism/Modernity 15.3 (2008): 585-87.

“Terror Thriller Follows Rules for Suspense.” Review of The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan [fiction]. The Buffalo News 24 June 2007: G5.

“9/11 Plus Six: Re-examining Motives and Survivors.” Review of Falling Man by Don DeLillo [fiction]. The Buffalo News 14 May 2007: G4.

“Translated Work is Romp Through a Mysterious Garden.” Review of The Natural Disorder of Things by Andrea Canobbio [fiction]. The Buffalo News 31 December 2006: G4.

“Alternative Current of History Powers Pynchon’s Big Book.” Review of Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon [fiction]. The Buffalo News 3 December 2006: G5.

“Speculations on the Mysterious Death of Poe.” Review of The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl [fiction]. The Buffalo News 9 July 2006: G5.

“Domestic Terrorism Goes Underground.” Review of Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta [fiction]. The Buffalo News 4 June 2006: G5.

“Image of Italian Americans is Mired in Crime, Capos, and Corleones.” Review of An Offer We Can’t Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America by George De Stefano [non fiction]. The Buffalo News 1 January 2006: G8.

“Moody’s Diviners is Awash in Humor, Satire and Symbolism.” Review of The Diviners by Rick Moody [fiction]. The Buffalo News 22 October 2005: H6.

“Patty Hearst is Treated to an Otherworldly Place in History.” Review of Trance by Christopher Sorrentino [fiction]. The Buffalo News 21 August 2005:  7.

“‘Acts of Faith’ Brings Home the Deadly Truths about Modern Crusades.” Review of Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo [fiction]. The Buffalo News 3 July 2005: G7.

“The Afternoon (P.M.) of the Poem.” Review of The Obligation toward the Difficult Whole: Posmodernist Long Poems by Brian McHale. American Book Review 26 (July-August 2005): 10-11.

“The Details Are Kept a Secret.” Review essay on UnderWords:Perspectives on Don DeLillo’s Underworld by Joseph Dewey, Steven G. Kellman, and Irving Malin, eds. and Don DeLillo: The Physics of Language by David Cowart. Modernism/Modernity 11.2 (2004): 347-50.

“A Portrait of Genius.” Review of Isaac Newton by James Gleick [biography]. The Buffalo News 20 July 2003: F5.

“Blood Sport.” Review of Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo [fiction]. The Buffalo News 25 May 2003: E4.

“Leaving the Bronx.” Review of Italian Stories by Joseph Papaleo [fiction]. American Book Review 24 (January-February 2003): 10.

Untitled review. Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia and Contemporary U.S. Narrative by Patrick O’Donnell. Modern Fiction Studies 47 (2001): 1059-61.

Untitled review. Stages: Selected Poems by Mary Melfi [poetry]. Italian Americana 19 (2001): 227-228.

“Meet Me in St. Jude.” Review of The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen [fiction]. The Buffalo News 16 September 2001: F5.

“Intimate Performance.” Review of The Body Artist by Don DeLillo [fiction]. American Book Review 22 (September-October 2001): 20.

Untitled Review. Late Modernism: Politics, Fiction, and the Arts Between the Wars by Tyrus Miller. Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature 48 (2000): 281-85.

“Coming to Terms with Trauma.” Review of The Christmas Show by Harriet Levin and Dark Blonde by Belle Waring [poetry]. American Book Review 20 (January-February 1999): 27, 30.

“The Levant is East not South.” Review of How to Get Heat Without Fire by Marilyn Kallet and I’ll See You Thursday by Myra Shapiro [poetry]. American Book Review 19 (November-December 1997): 21, 25.

“Italian Americana.” Review of Underworld by Don DeLillo [fiction]. The Buffalo News 19 October 1997:  F6.

“A Man in Blue.” Review of The Collected Poems of James Schuyler. American Book Review 16 (October-November 1994): 25.

“Pound Connection.” Review of ABC of Influence: Ezra Pound and the Remaking of American Poetic Tradition by Christopher Beach, Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Radical Modernism by Vincent Sherry, and The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound by Michael North. Criticism 36 (Winter 1994): 151-55.

“The New Regionalism.” Review of Middle Murphy by Mark Costello and World Like a Knife by Ellen Akins [fiction]. American Book Review 14 (December 1992-January 1993): 18.

“Douve Speaks.” Review of Early Poems, 1947-1959 by Yves Bonnefoy. American Book Review 13 (October-November 1991): 16, 21.

“Three of a Kind.” Review of Metaphysics in the Midwest by Curtis White, The Faces Reappear by Sherril Jaffe, and Troubled by his Complexion by Lissa McLaughlin [fiction]. American Book Review 11 (November-December 1989): 21, 27.

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