Nick Carraway

Gatsby Speaks!
These awful films go on and on
May 07, 2013

A letter from the great beyond.

American Shylock: Arnold Rothstein (1882–1928)
October 24, 2012

As a new World Series starts, Ron Rosenbaum remembers the gangster who fixed the 1919 World Series.

The Importance of Being Earnest
July 28, 2011

The Pale King By David Foster Wallace (Little, Brown, 548 pp., $27.99) Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will By David Foster Wallace (Columbia University Press, 252 pp., $19.95) Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace By David Lipsky (Broadway Books, 320 pp., $16.99) I. Today we think of the 1920s as a golden age of American fiction. But to Edmund Wilson, looking back in 1944, the most striking thing about this modern generation, which he did more than any critic to foster, was its failure to reach full development.