November 20, 2012
Wilson’s devotion to voice above all other narrative elements is even less effective in Panorama City than it was in The Interloper.
November 16, 2012
In this novel Kingsolver abandons the spirited determination of her memoir in favor of transparent literary activism.
November 14, 2012
If Dear Life is part of a kind of coda on her career, what message does it dispatch?
November 04, 2012
The virtues of this collection are overshadowed by Lepore’s campaign against popular historians.
October 29, 2012
Emma Donoghue's stories are all explication, a series of novels in miniature.
October 22, 2012
There Was a Country, a personal memoir, is a literal explanation of what happens when “the center cannot hold.”
October 18, 2012
Now published for the first time, Conan Doyle's Arctic adventures offer a pre-Holmes glimpse of the writer.
October 08, 2012
Despite the intense devotion Portis inspires, he has remained a very shadowy literary figure.
October 03, 2012
The Casual Vacancy is a loose, baggy novel, but once a central narrative starts to emerge, the result is penetrating and pleasantly acerbic.
September 25, 2012
Johnson’s closeness to Kerouac is invaluable for Johnson the memoirist, it is limiting for Johnson the disinterested biographer.