Articles by Michael H. Rowe
September 14, 2011
It was during the summer of 2009 that I first read the opening paragraph to German novelist Peter Handke’s 1970 novel, The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick. It remains the most tantalizingly confusing paragraph I’ve ever read.
July 19, 2011
How much of what we read do we actually retain? Should we care? The accidental “hap” of memory and that cherished literary principle: “remember the poop joke.”
June 17, 2011
Dick’s novels feel like labor, as though they are tabulating the results of some desperate experiment.