Articles by Scott Esposito

December 8, 2012

A Year in Reading: Scott Esposito (Conversational Reading) 5

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

A Year in Reading: Scott Esposito (Conversational Reading) 6

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

A Year in Reading: Scott Esposito 0

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

The Best Translated Book Award Shortlist 12

A young award for literature in translation highlights the best translated works with its newly announced shortlist.

December 13, 2009

A Year in Reading: Scott Esposito 6

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

A Year in Reading: Scott Esposito 3

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 […]

July 28, 2008

The Quarterly Conversation Gets A New Look 1

The guest post comes to us from Scott Esposito. Scott 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. The day a […]

December 16, 2007

A Year in Reading: Scott Esposito 0

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 ofBooks, among others. I’m a big advocate of the test of time – often I’m […]

December 5, 2006

A Year in Reading: Conversational Reading 0

Scott Esposito’s excellent literature and culture blog Conversational Reading likely needs no introduction here (don’t forget his Quarterly Conversation either). Lucky for us, Scott has kindly pitched in with his best reads of 2006 for our year end extravaganza at The Millions: Looking over the books I read in 2006, it seems like a banner […]

December 4, 2005

A Year in Reading: Conversational Reading 0

As the “A Year in Reading” series continues, I asked Scott, who runs one of my favorite blogs Conversational Reading, to share the best book he read all year. Not his favorite thing to do, but he indulged us nonetheless. I hate picking my favorite of anything. I always feel like it’s so arbitrary, that […]