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.
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.