September 17, 2012
This book most fully represents the collision of male and female that is central to Díaz’s particular voice.
September 13, 2012
How is a Jewish novelist, raised in an assimilated household in the South, supposed to navigate this complicated terrain?
September 10, 2012
The Yellow Birds's disordered, digressive narration places the novel squarely in an American tradition of war writing.
September 06, 2012
The new variety of haunted house is a variation on the classic: a place where dreams wither.
September 04, 2012
The literary community needs more smart criticism, not less positive criticism.
August 28, 2012
For Victor LaValle the supernatural is a means to heighten the horrors that have always inspired his work.
August 23, 2012
The argument of The Wives is twofold: great writers have demanding habits, and that the women who tended to those habits deserve recognition.
July 16, 2012
Kate Summerscale’s new book has neither that page-by-page excitement nor so formidable a collection of historical personages as characters as her earl
June 27, 2012
How Should a Person Be?, based on recorded conversations between Heti and her friends, describes a woman named Sheila making a life in Toronto after l
June 07, 2012
In The Fifth Impossibility, his new collection of essays, Norman Manea demonstrates that he is an indispensable analyst of what it means to be a Roman