Nation Topics - Fiction
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Novelist Kate Manning richly reimagines Madame Restell as a defender of women from the horrors of poverty, male privilege and their own physiology.
The Childhood of Jesus explores the fictitious dimensions of a just and compassionate world.
All wars have their bards, and Mexico’s ongoing narco wars are no exception.
The slowly panic-making power of Renata Adler’s novels Speedboat and Pitch Dark.
Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel?
Nikolai Leskov’s The Enchanted Wandered and Other Stories; Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself
In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.
The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.
A Russian novelist’s fight, in life and art, to see the world afresh in all its cruelty and splendor.
In his writing and life, Thomas Bernhard led a charge in the opposite direction. His publisher always broke his fall.
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