Novelist Clarice Lispector idealized animals and idiots because they were free of the desire to translate experience into words.
Will narrowed on a single object and fixed in the face of adversity--such is the recurring story of Gabriel García Márquez's work and life.
A reconsideration of the fictive truths behind a storyteller's many masks.
Novelist Hans Fallada resented the constraints of the Nazi era but did not desist in his craft.
Does Alejandro Zambra's Bonsai mark the end of an era in Chilean literature?
Over a decade ago, in his novel The Ax, Donald E. Westlake captured the ruthlessness and anomie of economic Darwinism.
News From the Empire hacks out a sinuous, branching path that connects fantasy with fact and allegory with analysis.
Set in the glossiest of sanctuaries, Rex is a complicated and dazzling indictment of contemporary fiction.
How did Milan Kundera's antipathy toward the media become as curdled as the Czechs' allergy to his success?
Laura Miller's study of C.S. Lewis falls short of providing a coherent theory of Narnia's magic.