Alexander Nazaryan

Jonathan Lethem's Big New Novel Actually Isn't Self-Indulgent
September 05, 2013

The author's big new novel actually isn't self-indulgent.

When Celebrities Take Over Publishing Companies ...
May 08, 2013

The landscape of celebrity publishing is a dreary one, but it is lucrative.

Nabokov's Politics
New works alter his image as a disinterested aesthete
March 21, 2013

A newly translated play and a new biography alter his image as a disinterested aesthete.

The Stress Bubble
How we inflated the idea of anxiety
March 13, 2013

Are our stress-levels rising? Or are we just finding new ways to talk about them?

Should Jim Crace Retire?
February 28, 2013

Jim Crace announced he was done with fiction five years ago, but he's still writing.

Only A Bit of Hell
June 26, 2012

Luke Harding’s new book is called Expelled: A Journalist’s Descent into the Russian Mafia State, but the title is not entirely accurate. In fact, many

Promotions
April 02, 2012

From all the fawning over Mad Men, you’d think that Andrew Cracknell would at least discuss the wider role of advertising in popular culture, which fo

Something Brewing
November 09, 2011

Just as the cocktail captured the delusions of the Jazz Age, so does the rise of the microbrew capture this curious moment in American history: in the

Unbearable
September 14, 2011

Michel Pastoureau is a scholar of the medieval bestiary, and as far as that catalogue of animals and their traits is concerned, I doubt we will have a

Waterworld
July 27, 2011

No literary trend is more damning of our collective intellect than that of the cultural history, which often amounts to little more than a lazy attemp

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