Derek Walcott

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Review: The Hotel Nepenthe; Ti-Jean & His Brothers; Pussy on the House

"Only connect," advises E.M. Forster, failing to add, "And be weird." John Kuntz, however, hears that double directive, perhaps blowing in the wind, and responds with The Hotel Nepenthe .
Islands in the storm
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 04, 2011

Musician + Author = Crap

On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010

Booking it

Spring fiction goes international, starting with a whiff of the Caribbean.
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 12, 2010

Not TV

Big names, new names, and a handful of poets provide worthwhile reading this winter to distract you from the Sopranos reruns on A&E.
Mailer, Lethem, Amis, Ashbery deliver good reads
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  December 28, 2006