Sven Birkerts is Director of the Bennington College Writing Seminars and Editor of AGNI. His book Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age was published last year.
 (April 2016)


The Genius of William Gass

Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts

by William H. Gass

Eyes: Novellas and Short Stories

by William H. Gass
As he enters into his tenth decade, his sixth of literary production, it seems safe—but also important—to nominate William Gass as our greatest living champion of the sentence. A scholar of its innumerable variations, he has devoted untold numbers of pages to pondering its metaphysics. And he has himself, of …

Living in the Breach

The Second Life of Art: Selected Essays of Eugenio Montale

edited and translated by Jonathan Galassi
Literary traffic between Italy and America has always been fitful. The greatness and complexity of Dante have proven, in a sense, a liability. After all, who can undertake to read Italian literature without first knowing Dante? It is partly because of Dante that Petrarch and Leopardi are so little known, …