March 28, 1923
A bittersweet tale of marital communion and cleavage aboard a steamship.
The epic of colonial India
How did a middling middle-aged novelist grow to write the English epic of colonial India?
Five films later, Hollywood still doesn't get Fitzgerald's novel
The book was about class anxieties, not classy parties. The movie, not so much.
The god that fails: a novelist’s uneasy relationship with fiction.
The awkward art of writing about sex
The only thing more common than bad sex? Bad writing about sex. A novelist describes the dangers of the smitten word.
George Saunders creates sci-fi-flavored, futuristic dystopias in his fiction. He is also the most perceptive author writing today about the modern working world.
ALTHOUGH IT HAS been nearly a decade since Roberto Bolaño’s death, he has been publishing at an enviable clip. His latest book, Woes of the True Policeman, is not even his first this year: last spring there appeared The Secret of Evil, a collection of nineteen largely unfinished stories.