Review of “The Sandman” by E. T. A. Hoffmann

This is a classic horror story, first published in 1816 in a collection titled “Nachtstücke” (“Night Pieces”) by E. T. A. Hoffmann, a writer, composer, and caricaturist with a day job as a jurist. It remains one of his most often anthologized works in English—and little wonder. Even if the language is a bit thickContinue reading “Review of “The Sandman” by E. T. A. Hoffmann”

Review of “The Death of Bees” by Avra Margariti

Plot: The unnamed narrator has an online girlfriend, Anastasia, who is writing an essay about the population depletion of bees. When the narrator looks out her (?) bedroom window, she sees fuzzy insects landing on the lilacs. Homeschooled, she later asks her parents why the bees on their property seem to be thriving. This questionContinue reading “Review of “The Death of Bees” by Avra Margariti”