Articles by Scott Esposito
December 8, 2012
Of the lesser-known Oulipo members, the works of Jacques Roubaud should not be missed. His Mathematics, just published this year, is a great introduction to this writer who marries Oulipo, Proust, and mathematics (it’s a strange marriage).
December 4, 2011
It is that same haze of thought one feels when hovering around an idea that remains unelucidatable. It is two hours of serpentine meditation, that same maddening dart and weave between significance and insignificance, transcendence and babble.
December 19, 2010
If you come to my house and look at my bookshelves, you can very quickly and easily distinguish the gods from the demigods and lesser beings.
February 16, 2010
A young award for literature in translation highlights the best translated works with its newly announced shortlist.
December 13, 2009
Plotwise, The Darkroom of Damocles is as riveting a detective story as I read all year, but its purpose is far beyond that of your average noir.
December 14, 2008
Scott Esposito is the editor of The Quarterly Conversation and the host of the literary blog Conversational Reading. His writing on books has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chattahoochee Review, and the Rain Taxi Review of Books, among others. I must begin this with a caveat. As a judge of [...]