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Michael Wood

Michael Wood, who teaches at Princeton University, is the author, most recently, of Yeats and Violence and Film: A Very Short Introduction.


  • Culture August 8, 2012

    The Reaches of Stringency: On Philip Larkin

    Self-congratulation, deceptions and the art of failure.

    Michael Wood

  • Fiction May 10, 2007

    Night on Earth

    After Dark, Haruki Murakami's edgy new novel, describes how the lives of a group of strangers intersect over the course of one night.

    Michael Wood

  • Autobiography and Memoir November 22, 2006

    Not Dark Yet

    Gore Vidal's Point to Point Navigation is a brave and continuous affirmation of life and an assurance that though the Republic has been betrayed, we are not to give up hope.

    Michael Wood

  • Autobiography and Memoir November 17, 2005

    The Dying Animal

    Gabriel García Márquez's new novella begins as an autobiography, but the passion-filled story of an old man, mad with love and clinging to life, weaves Marquez's other fiction into the tale.

    Michael Wood

  • Fiction December 9, 2004

    Is That All There Is?

    It's hard to resist the misery of V.S. Naipaul's late fiction, hard not to surrender to its bleak and wary authority.

    Michael Wood

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  • Fiction June 26, 2003

    White Teeth

    Norman Rush's first novel, Mating (1991), opens with a nervous but gripping epigram: "In Africa, you want more, I think." The speaker, an unnamed American anthropologist who doesn't want

    Michael Wood