Miles Allinson works as a bookseller at Readings St Kilda.
In a lovely essay on J.D. Salinger in her new book, Janet Malcolm quotes a dismissively ironic review by Arthur Kazin. ‘Some day’, Kazin wrote, ‘there will be learned theses on The Use of the Ash Tra…
Ben Lerner, a talented American poet, has now written a novel about poetry, but don’t let that put you off. While Lerner’s poetry is often difficult, in a clever, self-defeating sort of way, his nove…
Miles Allinson from Readings St Kilda considers the lasting impact of Roberto Bolaño, and his most recently published work The Third Reich..
In the fiction of Roberto Bolaño there’s a character called Jim, a North American poet who, in two separate, slightly different stories, is standing on a street in Mexico watching a fire-eater:
‘People stopped to watch and then went on their way, exce…