Books

My Book Is Not About Vampires or Childhood Trauma. I'm Doomed.
The problem with literary agents
November 18, 2014

The problem with literary agents.

Boris Johnson's Winston Churchill Looks an Awful Lot Like Boris Johnson
November 14, 2014

Johnson somehow make great praise for Churchill come off as sheer narcissism.

Hachette Blew Its Chance to Make Amazon Truly Pay for Its Bad Practices
November 13, 2014

They may have won the battle, but they gave up on the war.

Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy
November 12, 2014

The filthy rich, writes Michael Lewis, are unhappy, unhelpful, and always wanting more.

Does a Good Parent Let Her Child Play Alone in the Woods?
November 10, 2014

Maybe our kids should be spending more time in the woods...alone. 

Americans Finally Have the Chance to Read the Haunting Fiction of this Year's Nobel Prize Winner
November 10, 2014

If you want to know what the new Nobel Laureate for Literature is all about, read this new translation. 

David Cronenberg’s First Novel Is So Good, He Should Ditch His Day Job
November 08, 2014

The film-maker writes with tender complexity.

Callow, Grating, and Glib: The First-Person Fodder of Lena Dunham Inc.
November 06, 2014

"Psycho-Twaddle, Affirmational Platitudes, and Show-Offy Candor"

"I Think Spinster Is An Identity Every Woman Can Claim"
Talking with the author of 'Texts from Jane Eyre'
November 06, 2014

"Something that makes a really great literary character would often make a horrible roommate ..."

How to Understand the Frailties of Life with HIV? Poetry
November 03, 2014

HIV/AIDS as a subject is best understood as an intensification of the eternal concerns of poetry—mortality, elegy, the difficulty of love.

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