Category Archives: Essays

Original works by the Tottenville contributors

As Impalpable as Energy: Freedom and Possibility in Clarice Lispector's First Novel

by Pat Finn

Clarice Lispector is arguably one of Brazil’s most important novelists. Pat Finn writes about her first novel, its unforgettable protagonist, and the renouncement of fear.

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As Impalpable as Energy: Freedom and Possibility in Clarice Lispector's First Novel

by Pat Finn

Clarice Lispector is arguably one of Brazil’s most important novelists. Pat Finn writes about her first novel, its unforgettable protagonist, and the renouncement of fear.

Publishing in Slovenia

by Noah Charney

Author and self-proclaimed Slovenophile Noah Charney spotlights Slovenia’s publishing culture – a radically different, equally fascinating, and rapidly progressing industry.

Publishing in Slovenia

by Noah Charney

Author and self-proclaimed Slovenophile Noah Charney spotlights Slovenia’s publishing culture – a radically different, equally fascinating, and rapidly progressing industry.

Future Paths Unfollowed: The Poetry of Joseph Ceravolo & Laurence Lieberman (Part 1)

by R. Salvador Reyes

Poets move like shoals of fish through the ocean of our literary history. But there are those few loners, the daredevils, the quixotic…

Future Paths Unfollowed: The Poetry of Joseph Ceravolo & Laurence Lieberman (Part 1)

by R. Salvador Reyes

Poets move like shoals of fish through the ocean of our literary history. But there are those few loners, the daredevils, the quixotic…

Story Theory: Confessions of a Literary Darwinist

By R. Salvador Reyes

In the beginning, I just wanted to write. Why should I care how humans had come to love literature and art? I didn’t care. Until I asked the question.

Story Theory: Confessions of a Literary Darwinist

By R. Salvador Reyes

In the beginning, I just wanted to write. Why should I care how humans had come to love literature and art? I didn’t care. Until I asked the question.

Letter to the Editor: A Homecoming

By Samantha Ecker Angerame

The Tottenville Review is named after my hometown—an unlikely place, I thought, to appear in the name of a literary review. I discovered the review by accident.

Letter to the Editor: A Homecoming

By Samantha Ecker Angerame

The Tottenville Review is named after my hometown—an unlikely place, I thought, to appear in the name of a literary review. I discovered the review by accident.

Re-Reading Hobby Horse Hill

By Liz Moore

Hobby Horse Hill came into my possession by way of my mother, who herself had read it as a girl. At perhaps eight, I discovered it in a box with dozens of her other childhood favorites.

Re-Reading Hobby Horse Hill

By Liz Moore

Hobby Horse Hill came into my possession by way of my mother, who herself had read it as a girl. At perhaps eight, I discovered it in a box with dozens of her other childhood favorites.

Comic: Aquatic Evolution

From the paperback edition of The Unknown Knowns by Jeffrey Rotter. Visit the Museum of the Aquatic Ape to take a virtual tour of Nautika, view their collected works, and browse the gift shop where you can buy the book. Visit Jeffrey at The Books of Rotter.

Comic: Aquatic Evolution

From the paperback edition of The Unknown Knowns by Jeffrey Rotter. Visit the Museum of the Aquatic Ape to take a virtual tour of Nautika, view their collected works, and browse the gift shop where you can buy the book. Visit Jeffrey at The Books of Rotter.