Articles by Michael Schaub
December 6, 2015
For the past few years, I’ve used these essays to reflect somberly on the events of the year, and how they have shaped me as a reader and a person. Unfortunately, the end result has been a series of essays more dismal than a Leonard Cohen concept album about children who have burned to death in chemical factory explosions.
December 13, 2014
Kinnell was something like a connoisseur of loss, both actual and anticipated. And he anticipated his own, often.
December 12, 2012
I don’t know whether this book has changed my life; if it has, it will be years before I realize how, or why. I do know that it’s affected me more than any novel I’ve read in years, and I do know that it’s a masterpiece.