They’re Not Completely Useless

The Globe surprised me this weekend with several interesting articles. Kate Bolick spoke with William Gass about his new book A Temple of Texts. And there was also this piece on Julia Kristeva, whose new book Murder in Byzantium is a detective novel (it came out in France in 2004, but the translation is just now available here). Of course, these articles appeared in the Ideas section, not in the Book Review, but I’ve also been informed that a new, promising column will be appearing sometime in March. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.