Damion Searls is a translator and the editor of Thoreau’s The Journal: 1837–1861 and Melville’s ; or The Whale. He is currently writing a novel of analog life, as well as a biography of Hermann Rorschach and history of the Rorschach Test.
- January 2013: In Defense of Book
When will we get the Michael Pollan of reading?
- September 2010: Man of the Century
Just in time for its author’s hundredth birthday, the remarkably sympathetic fiction of Hans Keilson—doctor in the Dutch resistance, psychologist of trauma, and erstwhile novelist—is finally available in English.
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February 2010: Major American Renaissance Writers Who Changed Their Names:
- September 2009: Carving the Whale
Rescuing the digression, texture, and weirdness from a well-meaning abridgement of Moby-Dick.