Tomasi di Lampedusa’s language is relatively spare and direct but still formal and correct, and sprinkled with archaic terms. It is carnal and sophisticated, slyly humorous but still possessed of a kind of gravity and grace.
by Robin Black
This, for him, is moving in, as for me painting walls and hanging pictures is. He is all about acquiring knowledge. I am all about recasting a place into what I want it to be.
“The recognition has been amazing. Writers, poets… we work a long time, we work hard, and until I won the PEN New England, I hadn’t quite realized how my confidence had been chipped away. ”
by Nicole Wolverton
Twenty-five years after his death, someone else found value in Ellis Ruley’s work.
“I was the spirit’s wastrel and fool,
and I have taken fifty years to cool.”
“The most important thing I discovered a few days after turning 65 is that I can’t waste any more time doing things I don’t want to do.” -Jep Gambardella, THE GREAT BEAUTY
by Sonya Chung
Even youth is portrayed as “ugly,” or, in Sorrentino’s vernacular, strangely epic and beautiful.