Award-Winning Author Robert Clark Presents a Christmas Playlist

You may know the name Robert Clark because of his celebrated writing.I'm a big fan of his fiction: In the Deep Midwinter — a poetic drama about infidelity, loss, and crises of faith — and an enthralling murder mystery called Mr. White's Confession both commanded my attention over the last few years, and I'm looking forward to Love Among the Ruins, and The Lives of the Artists. But he's an accomplished author of creative nonfiction as well. Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of M … [Read more...]

Browser, 10/30

Image journal's Gregory Wolfe considers Robert Clark's new book Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, and responds to the Washington Postreview by Michael Dirda.  … [Read more...]

A Thrilling New Account of Italy’s Great Flood.

In The Washington Post, Michael Dirda discusses Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, a thrilling new account of Italy's 1966 flood. Check it out, and add this to your autumn reading list. It's on mine.Full disclosure: I enjoyed a dinnertime conversation with Robert Clark and Image editor Greg Wolfe last week, and we discussed writing, faith, and favorite films. I was happy to discover that I'm not alone in rating Paul Thomas Anderson as my favorite living American … [Read more...]

Reader mailstrom, 10/16: Through a Screen Darkly; Prince Caspian; Lakeview Terrace; Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Welcome to Reader Mailstrom, a chronicle of stand-outs from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email.- … [Read more...]