A mock-heroic travelogue by Julio Cortázar and his wife captures the contemplative life on the road.
Michael Ondaatje shows off his trademark narrative tricks in his new novel Divisadero, but the magic is wearing thin.
Philip Roth's Exit Ghost considers whether we're astonished by death or the life that precedes it.
THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. By Norman Mailer.
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A fresh translation of a Portuguese classic offers a poignant portrait of a country's decline.
Junot Díaz's masterful new novel maps the ambiguities in the modern immigrant experience in America.
The Surrealist dissident Raymond Queneau turned his writings into a lab for his experiments, and the results are still exhilarating.
In South African writer Zakes Mda's fiction, the past hovers like a ghost--seductive and terrifying.
The taint of an unjust war tarnishes the lives of Vietnam-era Americans in Denis Johnson's stunning new novel.
A trilogy of hard-boiled detective novels set in Marseilles contemplates the ethnic turmoil in modern-day France.