Bob Blaisdell

Bob Blaisdell teaches English in Brooklyn at Kingsborough Community College. He is a reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor and the editor of more than three dozen anthologies for Dover Publications. Email him at [email protected]


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Chekhov Large and Small

Bob Blaisdell examines new biographies of Anton Chekhov by Michael C. Finke and Donald Rayfield....


Mr. Mudrick Is 100

Marvin Mudrick, my touchstone for all things literary since I was 18, was born a hundred years ago, July 17, 1921, ...


The Other Mr. Met

Bob Blaisdell reviews a new biography of the late, great Tom Terrific....


Rapt Rereadings

Viv Groskop’s new book is a passionate love letter to the classics of French literature....


Granted: The Best

Bob Blaisdell pores over “The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant” and “My Dearest Julia: The Wartime Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Wife.”...


Class Acts

A new memoir about refugee teenagers in a Denver high school....


An Anna Is an Anna Is an Anna

Translators of Anna Karenina are wonderful — except for their annoying habit of denigrating the work of earlier ones....


Mentors: Marvin Mudrick

I would not tear papers apart — say they're no good and say they don't work — unless I believed that all of you are capable of writing good fiction....


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