Roger Gathman

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The Sherpa
Professor Robert Solomon, 1942-2007, could prepare you for any path

Books, Jan. 19, 2007

Nellie Blog
Nellie Blog
Why modern-day muckraker Ana Marie Cox couldn't care less about her critics – or even, at times, her audience

Screens, March 4, 2005

State of Affairs
State of Affairs
The current political season is reflected equally in an angry Iraq analysis and a soapy novel with a Sirkian sweep

Books, Oct. 22, 2004

Readings
Black Trials: Citizenship From the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste

Books, Oct. 8, 2004

Readings
The Egyptologist
This novel is not so densely felt or immediate as Arthur Phillips' first, the excellent Prague, but the reader is urged to persevere

Books, Sept. 10, 2004

Land of Confusion
Land of Confusion
Michael Simon's first detective novel finds a transplanted New Yorker struggling to solve a murder in a 'completely different' Austin

Books, July 30, 2004

In Print
The Dog Fighter
Beware: As recommended as this debut novel comes, if it were a movie, they could not honestly put the disclaimer in the credits that 'no animals were hurt'

Books, July 23, 2004

Readings
Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush

Books, July 16, 2004

Summer Reading
Transmission
Beyond Texas

Books, May 28, 2004

Summer Reading
The Wisdom of Crowds
Beyond Texas

Books, May 28, 2004

Readings
The Maze
In this novel, Karnezis' ingenious, although ambiguous, framing device consists of repressing any sight or sound of the Turkish enemy as he describes the abbreviated anabasis of one Greek brigade in the Anatolian hinterlands.

Books, March 26, 2004

In Print
Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy
Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon want to do two things in their book. Roger Gathman finds out if they pull it off.

Books, March 19, 2004

Give Them What They Want
Give Them What They Want
An interview with Virginia Postrel

Screens, March 5, 2004

Blogging to Utopia
The new alternative press

Screens, March 5, 2004

Readings
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
Aux armes, citoyens!

Books, Jan. 16, 2004

Readings
Love
Toni Morrison, like Aeschylus and Eugene O'Neill, has a fondness for tragic houses.

Books, Nov. 28, 2003

Readings
Goya
Robert Hughes' description of Goya is tinged, unconsciously, with the image he himself presents to the public: the art critic as macho, for whom the acuteness of response to the occasions of sensibility becomes one of the fine tests of masculinity.

Books, Nov. 21, 2003

The Rebirth of Venus
The Rebirth of Venus
Greg Curtis' 'Disarmed' gets the elusive skinny on the sculpture whose stomach is 'Immense Like the Sea'

Books, Oct. 24, 2003

Readings
Shipwreck
Louis Begley recently wrote a glowing preface to a reissue of The Other House, James' least known novel. Begley is one of the few fans of the book, and writes that "James makes manifest in this very remarkable novel the overpowering force and ignominy of the sexual drive." Obviously Begley is after something like that here. But if this was the inspiration, it was not a fortunate one.

Books, Oct. 24, 2003

Cinematexas Games Without Borders
The Culture Jammer: Mark Dery
An interview with Cinematexas "Games Without Borders" keynote speaker, Mark Dery

Screens, Sept. 19, 2003

The Correspondence
The Correspondence
Austin writer Jim Lewis on how things came together in his new novel, and on his current assignment in the Congo

Books, Aug. 1, 2003

Book Review
Book Review
"Casares has been listening," Roger Gathman writes of the Brownsville native's Brownsville: Stories. "His dialogues seem to hang just outside the realm of literature, which is where real writing happens." The recent Dobie-Paisano fellow will kick off his book tour at BookPeople on Thursday, March 6, at 7pm.

Books, Feb. 28, 2003

Book Review
Book Review

Books, Jan. 10, 2003

On the Border's Edge
On the Border's Edge
Drug war reporter Charles Bowden is telling El Paso-Juarez's secrets, one murder at a time

Books, Nov. 29, 2002

In Person
In Person
The 2002 Texas Book Festival

Books, Nov. 22, 2002

In Person
In Person
The 2002 Texas Book Festival

Books, Nov. 22, 2002

Beyond Himself
Beyond Himself
Jonathan Safran Foer's unconscious grasp of the Jewish literary tradition

Books, Nov. 15, 2002

Book Reviews
Hart Crane: A Life

Books, Aug. 9, 2002

An Artificial Wilderness
An Artificial Wilderness
UT professor Philip Bobbitt on his "Shield of Achilles' and the rules of war diplomacy since 1500

Books, June 21, 2002

Christopher Middleton: Translating a German Genius
Christopher Middleton: Translating a German Genius
Translator and former UT professor Christopher Middleton has shed some literary light on 20th-century German writer Robert Walser, a favorite of few and forgotten by most.

Books, May 31, 2002

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