Charles Holdefer
Short story sampler

Click the title to read these
stories, first published in
The
North American Review:

Story of Ralph

The Leo Interview
Reviews

2018

review of The Surprising Place by
Malinda McCollum in
Dactyl Review

review of Lovepain by Curtis Smith in
The Collagist

 review of Everyone Was There by
Anthony Varallo in
The Los Angeles
Review

review of The Magician's Handbook by
Grant Clauser in
Atticus Review


2017

review of George Saunders: Critical
Essays
 by Philip Coleman and Steve
Gronert Ellerhoff, eds., in
Short Fiction in
Theory and Practice

review of Errata by Jacob Smullyan in
Dactyl Review

review of Schoolhouse: Lessons on
Love & Landscape
by Marc Niesen in
Entropy

2016

review of King Lear, Old Vic Theatre,
London, Deborah Warner, dir., in
Shakespeare en devenir

review of Kurt Vonnegut’s
Slaughterhouse-Five: Bookmarked
by
Curtis Smith in
Entropy

review of Concrete Carnival by Danner
Darcleight in
The Collagist

review of Morever by Aaron Anstett in
Entropy

2015

review of Soul External: Rediscovering
the Great Blue Heron
by Steve Semken in
New York Journal of Books

review of Her 37th Year: An Index by
Suzanne Scanlon in
Dactyl Review

2014

review of The Inevitable June by Bob
Schofield in
Dactyl Review

review of The Art of Fielding by Chad
Harbach in
Dactyl Review

2013

review of Tenth of December by George
Saunders in
New York Journal of Books

review of  Road to Nowhere by Józef
Mackiewicz in
Dactyl Review

review of King Lear, Abbey Theatre,
Dublin, Selina Cartmell, dir., in
Shakespeare en devenir

review of The Miniature Wife and Other
Stories
by Manuel Gonzales in New York
Journal of Books

review of Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead,
American Players
Theatre, Spring Green, James Bohnen,
dir., in
Shakespeare en devenir

2012

review of Home by Toni Morrison in
New York Journal of Books

review of Lost Memory of Skin by
Russell Banks
in New York Journal of
Books

review of Stripped by Nicole Monaghan,
ed., in
Dactyl Review

– interview about The Grievers with Marc
Schuster

2011

review of Montecore: The Silence of the
Tiger
by Jonas Hassen Khemiri in New
York Journal of Books

review of We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
in
New York Journal of Books

review of The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak
in
Dactyl Review

review of You Deserve Nothing by
Alexander Maksik in
New York Journal of
Books

review of The Architect of Flowers by
William Lychack in
New York Journal of
Books

review of The Double Life of Alfred
Buber
by David Schmahmann in Dactyl
Review

review of Desdemona, Royal Flemish
Theatre, Peter Sellars, dir., in
Shakespeare en devenir

2010

review of King Lear, Royal Shakespeare
Company, London, Trevor Nunn, dir., in
Shakespeare en devenir

review of Extraordinary Renditions by
Andrew Ervin in
The Collagist

review of How To Survive a Natural
Disaster
by Margaret Hawkins in Dactyl
Review

review of King John, Brussels
Shakespeare Society, dir. by Stephen
Challens, in
Shakespeare en devenir

review of Vestments by John
Reimringer in
Dactyl Review

review of Exploration of King Lear,
Poitiers, Graeme Watson, dir., in
Shakespeare en devenir

review of Love and Summer by William
Trevor in
Dactyl Review

2009

review of The Cambridge Introduction
to Emily Dickinson
by Wendy Martin
in
Cercles

2008

review of Sound + Noise by Curtis
Smith in
Cercles

2007

review of Performing Glam Rock by
Philip Auslander in
Cercles

review of The Art of Life by Paul Durcan
in
Cercles

review of A Woman Milking by Marcia
Slatkin in
Cercles

2006

review of Mr. Famous by Carol Wolper
in
Cercles

review of The Last Titan A Life of
Theodore Dreise
r by Jerome Loving in
Cercles

2005

review of Don’t Ask Me What I Mean:
Poets in Their Own Words
by Clare
Brown and Don Paterson, eds.,
in
Cercles
On George Saunders

"Machines at Work and Play:
George Saunders and
Pastoral Place," in Poetics
and Politics of Place in
Pastoral,
"  Bénédicte
Chorier-Fryd, Charles
Holdefer and Thomas Pughe,
eds., Bern, Switzerland, Peter
Lang, 2015.

"Still Kicking: George
Saunders and 'Shadow
Realism,'" Short Fiction in
Theory and Practice
,
December 2012.

Review of Tenth of
December
, New York Journal
of Books

Review of George Saunders:
Critical Essays
, Philip
Coleman and Steve Gronert
Ellerhoff, eds.


On teaching English in
France

From La Revue française
d'études américaines
Online Essay sampler

"Orwell's Hippopotamus" in
the
New England Review

"Junot Diaz and Garrison
Keillor: strange bedfellows in
boosterism" in Thought
Catalog
Other Criticism

"Parody in Philip Larkin: A
Trick Which Dispels Fear" in
Euphony Journal

"Camping With Larkin" from
Philip Larkin and the Poetics
of Resistance


Philip Larkin and the Poetics
of Resistance

co-edited with Andrew McKeown




















ISBN 2-7475-9779-2

Paris, L'Harmattan, 2006

"A valuable contribution to the further
development of Larkin studies"

The European English Messenger

"Highly original"

Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad
Complutense


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"I'm an agnostic," the British poet
Philip Larkin (1922-1985) used to say,
"an Anglican agnostic, of course."

What Larkin is resisting in his
writings, how this is a achieved, and
why his texts tend to such complex
ends, are among the questions
explored by the thirteen specialists in
this first thematically-unified volume
of Larkin scholarship published in
France.
novels and stories and more...