CFP: Book Reviews (rolling deadline; journal issue)
The editors of Sobriquet Magazine are looking for reviewers of
contemporary literature and criticism. We will consider all reviews of novels, plays, poetry, criticism, and belles lettres released since the start of 2004, but are especially interested in the list following this message. Although we sometimes provide review copies, we normally ask that potential freelance reviewers either own, purchase, or borrow a copy of the book they wish to review.
Review essays can vary in length from 500 to 4000 words.
Though we prefer to receive reviews from active scholars and writers, we encourage a less formal writing style for reviews that we do for essays. The reviews should be coherent, well-written pieces, but are intended for an audience that extends beyond the academy. As such, we ask reviewers to avoid excessively convoluted language. Basically, have fun with the review, be creative and don't worry about sounding erudite.
Questions and comments to: editor_at_sobriquetmagazine_dot_com.
Books we would like to see reviewed:
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature: Essays 1962-2002 by John Bayley ed. Leo Carey
J.M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Reading: Literature in the Event by Derek Attridge
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
The Mirror of the Gods: Classical Mythology in Renaissance Art by Malcolm Bull
Nihilism and Emancipation: Ethics, Politics and Law by Gianni Vattimo trans. William McCuaig
Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907 by Nadja Durbach
Somerset Maugham: A Life by Jeffrey Meyers
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
Rip It Up and Start Again: Post-Punk 1978-84 by Simon Reynolds
The Sea by John Banville
The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination by Gautam Chakravarty
The Trial: A History from Socrates to O.J. Simpson by Sadakat Kadri
The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy 1939-42 by Christopher Browning
What Good Are the Arts? by John Carey
Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal Theme by Martin Jay
Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis by Michael Williams
American Prometheus, the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
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