William Giraldi’s American Audacity

Given that I am reviewing a collection of essays entitled American Audacity, let me begin by being audacious: there are perhaps two or three English-language critics alive today who are the equal of William Giraldi – in judgment, depth of […]

William Giraldi’s The Hero’s Body

Tucked away in a nondescript building, in an industrial park in East Rutherford, New Jersey, there is a gym famous the world over for transforming fledgling high school and college athletes into muscled monsters: hard-hitting batters or high-flying basketball players, […]

William Giraldi’s Busy Monsters

I have fallen in love with William Giraldi. I discovered him haphazardly during an insomnia-fueled whirlwind tour of literary blogs I frequent. Amidst the usual detritus was an essay entitled “Letter to a Young Critic,” which gave me the uncomfortable […]