As Joseph Crespino’s new biography makes clear, Thurmond lacked the integrity even of his own publicly proclaimed racism.
This book most fully represents the collision of male and female that is central to Díaz’s particular voice.
What's missing from Zadie Smith's new novel, "NW"? The recognition that fiction cannot be written according to a program.
How is a Jewish novelist, raised in an assimilated household in the South, supposed to navigate this complicated terrain?
The problem with Dave Tomar's book is that The Shadow Scholar never really moves beyond the author’s own miscellaneous grievances.
Merry sweeps aside his best ideas with a torrent of clipped anecdotes, capsule critiques, and synoptic renderings.
The Yellow Birds's disordered, digressive narration places the novel squarely in an American tradition of war writing.
The new variety of haunted house is a variation on the classic: a place where dreams wither.
What is killing judicial restraint? In J. Harvie Wilkinson’s view, constitutional theory is doing the job.
The literary community needs more smart criticism, not less positive criticism.