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Author Archive | Jeff McMahon

Clans of the Southern Wild

  Black Sheep Boy: A Novel in Stories by Martin Pousson Rare Bird Books. 208 pages, $22.     MARTIN POUSSON knows Cajun Acadiana, which he probed in his 2002 novel No Place, Louisiana and a book of poems called Sugar (2005). (Full disclosure: we attended graduate school together.) His new “novel in stories,” Black […]

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Reflections on Martin Cox’ Dying Hulks

I’M LOOKING at 25 photographs of retired, wrecked masters of the sea, ocean liners laid up and languishing in disuse and decay. These photographs, from Stranded: The Twilight of the Ocean Liner: Photographs by Martin Cox, at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, illustrate the reverse velocity of technology, steely in these old ships …

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Painted Warriors of Kandahar

  Taliban Photographs by Thomas Dworzak Essays by Dworzak, John Lee Anderson, Thomas Rees Trolley Books (UK) 128 pages (illustrations), $24.95   Arriving in Kandahar in July 2001, photographer Thomas Dworzak intended to ask Afghans to sift through hidden collections of photographs from schools, studies, and families. The Taliban, who had banned photography since taking […]

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