Jay Parini

Jay Parini, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College. His most recent novel is The Apprentice Lover (HarperCollins).

A Poet of Multitudes A Poet of Multitudes

Pablo Neruda is often compared to Walt Whitman. In fact, the Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner outdid Whitman in some respects.

Dec 4, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Jay Parini

A ‘Thirst for the Divine’ A ‘Thirst for the Divine’

Charles Wright and Charles Simic count among the best poets of their generation. Each career has unfolded with considerable excitement for serious readers of contemporary poetry, ...

May 2, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Jay Parini

Les Étrangers Les Étrangers

Sagesse (meaning "wisdom") LaBasse, the narrator of Claire Messud's second novel, The Last Life, is French-Algerian on her father's side and American on her mother's.

Sep 30, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Jay Parini

Borges in Another Métier Borges in Another Métier

With Pablo Neruda and Alejo Carpentier, Jorge Luis Borges set in motion the wave of astonishing writing that has given Latin American literature its high place in our time.

May 13, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Jay Parini