Follow-Up on Hospital Malnutrition

In 2015 I published an article in the Columbia Medical Review outlining one of the most horrifying cases of hospital-induced malnutrition leading to death. You can read that article here: https://medicalreview.columbia.edu/article/leroy/. Years later, malnutrition in...

The Remains of the Day

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? The Remains of the Day (Vintage International, 1993) is by Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of eight novels who won the 2017 Nobel in Literature. I first read this book twenty plus years ago. Re-reading it, I was...

The Stone Raft

José Saramago is one of my favorite foreign writers. His vivid writing style, and long sentences which meander sometimes the full length of a paragraph, allow the reader to savor the words and the cadences of the language—poetic prose. In The Stone Raft (English...

Kahlil Gibran—Man and Poet, A New Biography

  Kahlil Gibran—Man and Poet, A New Biography by Suheil Bushrui and Joe Jenkins (One World, 2005) Gibran, noted for his poetic masterpiece, The Prophet, wrote over twenty literary works in both English and Arabic. This new biography penetrates the heart of...