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

alphabetical by author or director


Click on name

Anstett, Aaron, Moreover, Sagging
Meniscus, 2016 (from
Entropy)

Auslander, Philip, Performing Glam Rock,
Ann Arbor, UM Press, 2006 (from Cercles)

Banks, Russell, Lost Memory of Skin,
New York, Ecco, 2011 (from New York
Journal of Books
)

Brown, Clare, and Paterson, Don’t Ask
Me What I Mean:  Poets in Their Own
Words,
London, Picador, 2004 (from
Cercles)

Challens, Stephen, dir. King John,
Brussels Shakespeare Society,
Warehouse Studio Theatre,12 November
2010 (from
Shakespeare en devenir)

Durcan, Paul, The Art of Life,
London, Harvill Press, 2004 (from Cercles)

Ervin, Andrew, Extraordinary Renditions,
Coffee House Press, 2010 (from The
Collagist
)

Gonzales, Manuel, The Miniature Wife and
Other Stories,
New York, Riverhead, 2013
(from
New York Journal of Books)

Hawkins, Margaret, How To Survive a
Natural Disaster,
Sag Harbor, Permanent
Press, 2010 (from
Dactyl Review)

Khemiri, Jonas Hassen, Montecore: The
Silence of the Tiger,
New York, Knopf,
2011 (from
New York Journal of Books)

Krivak, Andrew, The Sojourn, New York,
Bellvue Literary Press, 2011 (from
Dactyl
Review
)

Loving, Jerome, The Last Titan A LIfe of
Theodore Dreiser,
Berkeley, UC Press, 2005 (from Cercles)

Maksik, Alexander, You Deserve Nothing,
New York, Europa Editions, 2011 (from
New York Journal of Books)

Lychack, William, The Architect of
Flowers,
New York, Mariner, 2011 (from
New York Journal of Books)

Martin, Wendy, The Cambridge
Introduction to Emily Dickinson,
Cambridge University Press, 2007 (from
Cercles)

Mackiewicz, Józef, Road to Nowhere,
Chicago, Henry Regnery 1964 (from
Dactyl Review)

Monaghan, Nicole, ed., Stripped, PS
Books, 2012 (from
Dactyl Review)

Morrison, Toni, Home, Knopf, 2012 (from
New York Journal of Books)

Nunn, Trevor, dir. King Lear,
Royal Shakespeare Company,
New London Theatre, 24 November 2007
(from
Shakespeare en devenir)

Reimringer, John, Vestments,
Minneapolis, Milkweed, 2010 (from Dactyl
Review
)

Saunders, George, Tenth of December,
New York, Random House, 2013 (from
New York Journal of Books)

Scanlon, Suzanne, Her 37th Year, An
Index
, Noemi Press, November 2015
(from
Dactyl Review)

Schmahmann, David, The Double Life of
Alfred Buber,
Sag Harbor, Permanent
Press, 2011 (from
Dactyl  Review)

Schuster, Marc, Interview about The
Grievers,
February 2011

Sellars, Peter, dir. Desdemona, Royal
Flemish Theatre, Brussels, 29 May 2011
(from
Shakespeare en devenir)

Semken, Steve, Soul External:
Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron
, Ice
Cube Press, April 2015 (from
New York
Journal of Books
)

Sheff, Nic, We All Fall Down, Little, Brown,
2011 (from
New York Journal of Books)

Slatkin, Marcia, A Woman Milking,
Cincinnati, Word Press, 2006 (from
Cercles)

Smith, Curtis, Kurt Vonnegut's
Slaughterhouse-Five: Bookmarked
, New
York, Ig, 2016 (from
Entropy)

Smith, Curtis, Sound + Noise, Casperian
Press, 2007 (from Cercles)

Trevor, William, Love and Summer,
Penguin, 2009 (from
Dactyl Review)

Wolper, Carol., Mr. Famous,
New York,  Riverhead, 2004 (from
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



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

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


DESCRIPTION:

"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...