Joanna Scutts is a freelance writer based in Astoria, New York. She has written book reviews, author profiles, and cultural criticism for several print and online publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, Kirkus Reviews, Open Letters Monthly, The Millions, and Biographile. She holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and teaches writing at NYU’s Gallatin School.
There are Two Worlds: Roxana Robinson's "Sparta"
Self-annihilation stalks Roxana Robinson’s new novel Sparta like a specter of unholy temptation, belonging to what her protagonist Conrad Farrell calls “the lower world … the dark, dreaming undercurrent.”...