Literature & Fiction

Sixteen Candles Shine Forever in Memory of Johnny Maestro

Sixteen Candles Shine Forever in Memory of Johnny Maestro

“SIXTEEN CANDLES SHINE FOREVER IN MEMORY Of JOHNNY MAESTRO” by Irene Brodsky is a tribute to the lead singer for the Crests, the Del-Satins and the Brooklyn Bridge.

REVIEW OF “GOSH, ZAPINETTE!” by Albert Russo, 768 pages, Cyberwit.net, India, 2016.

REVIEW OF “GOSH, ZAPINETTE!” by Albert Russo, 768 pages, Cyberwit.net, India, 2016.

This mammoth volume is billed as “The first ever series of global Jewish humor”. While I understand the marketing idea, I see this literary work as much more than that in both scope and content. In my view and experience this book is “a history-of-the-world-in-progress” told by a quirky but witty protagonist with a Jewish heritage.

Inner Revolutions and Kindred Souls” by Gwendolyn Taunton Inner Revolutions and Kindred Souls:  A Review of Indo-Europe Rising and Atoms of Kshatriyas

Inner Revolutions and Kindred Souls” by Gwendolyn Taunton Inner Revolutions and Kindred Souls: A Review of Indo-Europe Rising and Atoms of Kshatriyas

Azsacra Zarathustra’s work always makes for an interesting read, and his latest books (Indo-Europe Rising and Atoms of Kshatriyas are no exception. Since these books are related in terms of content, I will review them both together in this article).

SO IT SHOULD BE READ

SO IT SHOULD BE READ

New book of Moshé Liba «Bush Meat» is a refined pattern of a post-Bible reflection, where Secrets of Spirit rigidly open through unusual poetic-naturalistic synthesis ― is an utmost combination of symbolical tragedy and of the concrete horrifying documentary of life. Having bowed out, the author, the former diplomat, every second painfully realizes (again and again!)

BIBLE OF NOTHING, BIBLE OF EMPTINESS

BIBLE OF NOTHING, BIBLE OF EMPTINESS

The latest book BIBLE OF NOTHING: NOTHING TO POWER by the world-renowned Russian esoteric philosopher and poet Azsacra Zarathustra makes it clear that the Void like other elements Earth, Fire, Air and Water has a great importance to explore his poetic personality.

The Experience of Exile in Albert Russo and Martin Tucker

The Experience of Exile in Albert Russo and Martin Tucker

Ever since the wanderings of Odysseus, exile has been a central theme of the epic tradition. With its roots in this tradition, Boundaries of Exile, Conditions of Hope by Albert Russo and Martin Tucker seems to represent exile as a fundamental existential condition of life.

Review of Albert Russo's novel Shalom Tower Syndrome by David Alexander - Xlibris - ISBN: 978-1-4257-7726-5

Review of Albert Russo's novel Shalom Tower Syndrome by David Alexander - Xlibris - ISBN: 978-1-4257-7726-5

There is a type of novel whose aim, as Jonathan Swift wrote of his intention behind Gulliver's Travels, is to "vex the world rather than divert it." If it's an honest and true-hearted novel, then it will inevitably also serve both as a vexatious testament and a diverting read. Such is Albert Russo's Shalom Tower Syndrome.

The Synoptic Gospels of Albert Russo, A Review of The Crowded World of Solitude, Volume Two; The Collected Poems, Reviewed by David Alexander

The Synoptic Gospels of Albert Russo, A Review of The Crowded World of Solitude, Volume Two; The Collected Poems, Reviewed by David Alexander

To ascribe to a poet’s work, however commendable, a description of Biblical, even religious dimensions, might at first blush seem feckless.

The Crowded World of Solitude, volume 1, the collected stories and essays by Albert Russo

The Crowded World of Solitude, volume 1, the collected stories and essays by Albert Russo

Albert Russo's collected short fiction, published in three volumes by Domhan Books, is a story cycle that spans nearly twenty-five years and is both chronicle and allegory of its author’s life and times.

This novel is a very good read.

This novel is a very good read.

The author exhibits many first-rate qualities as a writer, including his superb attention to story construction and his meticulous literary craftsmanship.