Literature

The New Haunted House
September 06, 2012

The new variety of haunted house is a variation on the classic: a place where dreams wither.

The Good Reader
September 04, 2012

The literary community needs more smart criticism, not less positive criticism.

Monster Mash-Up
August 28, 2012

For Victor LaValle the supernatural is a means to heighten the horrors that have always inspired his work.

Old Wives' Tales
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.

Coo-coo-ca-choo Mrs. Robinson
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

Painting Ugly
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

In the Rhino Colony
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

The Horizon Artist
June 06, 2012

Juan José Saer is not a writer with an instantly eye-catching signature like Cortazar with his brasher, vanguard luster, or Borges in his wry eruditio

The Re-Animator
June 04, 2012

Peter Carey's The Chemistry of Tears takes on the history of technology, contrasting the germination of the modern machine in the tempestuous dreams o

A Mere Jonah
May 07, 2012

Frederick Turner gives us an informative sketch for a bildungsromanabout how Miller re-made himself as a writer, transforming himself from poetaster t

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