The short stories in The UnAmericans are studies of effusive remoteness and meandering revolution.
Dave Eggers’s The Circle; Richard Powers’s Orfeo
The unflinching fiction of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
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.