Wyatt Mason

Swann's Ways
January 17, 2005

Swann's Way By Marcel Proust Translated by Lydia Davis (Viking, 468 pp., $27.95) In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower By Marcel Proust Translated by James Grieve (Viking, 557 pp., $27.95) The Guermantes Way By Marcel Proust Translated by Mark Treharne (Viking, 619 pp., $29.95) Sodom and Gomorrah By Marcel Proust Translated by John Sturrock (Viking, 557 pp., $29.95) The Prisoner and The Fugitive By Marcel Proust Translated by Carol Clark and Peter Collier (Penguin Classics, 720 pp., 8.99) Finding Time Again By Marcel Proust Translated by Ian Patterson (Penguin Classics, 400 pp., 8.99) I. Let'

The Holes In His Head
September 27, 2004

In the Shadow of No Towers By Art Spiegelman (Pantheon, 42 pp., $19.95) Click here to buy this book The destruction of the World Trade Center is the most exhaustively imaged disaster in human history. Never before had photography and calamity mated so fervently, breeding an excess of angles from which to view our vulnerability and fear. The odd synchronicity by which many of the planet's finest war photographers happened to be in Manhattan that day has been widely noted.