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Michèle Bernstein's Situationist novel explores a Paris hovering between Old World and New Wave.

Roberto Bolaño's last novel, 2666, is his most profound exploration of art and infamy, craft and crime, the writer and the totalitarian state.

An appraisal of Rainer Maria Rilke's novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

The novelist and publisher discusses zombies, teen romance and her reaction to being labeled a "New Weird" writer.

In António Lobo Antunes's new novel, a lost boy despairs of finding a real family in the wasteland of his past.

Marilynne Robinson's new novel explores faith, loneliness and the national passion play of race.

Salman Rushdie probes the limits of the imagination to produce his most coherent and readable novel.

With two bodies of work recently reissued, now is a good time to wonder why novelist Patrick Hamilton is worth remembering.

When Richard Price moves from the urban ruins of New Jersey to the gentrified Lower East Side of Lush Life, things get complicated.

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“Stone may leave the country,” the late essayist wrote of the late novelist, &ldquot;but it’s America confounded that he finds wherever he goes.”

January 14, 2015

A 1917 Nation reviewer takes issue with Joyce’s “brilliant and nasty variety of pseudo-realism.”

January 13, 2015

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014

Proust, a reviewer wrote in 1921, “may not be what his hero set out to be in his childhood, the greatest writer in the world, but he is one of those.”

December 7, 2013

The debate surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is nothing new.

May 18, 2013

Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story ignores the fact that in every century and decade, sadomasochistic erotica has broken into the mainstream.

April 16, 2012

A former covert CIA operative turned novelist is fast emerging as one of the most important fiction writers in the military/covert ops/political thriller genre dominated by right-wing authors.

June 29, 2010