In his writing and life, Thomas Bernhard led a charge in the opposite direction. His publisher always broke his fall.
How Argentine fiction about the Malvinas War conspires in a trick of perspective.
Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Andrey Platonov’s Happy Moscow
How thrillers inform spycraft, and the fictions that belie them both.
For all the ways it is rife with tenderness, fury and ugliness, William Faulkner’s fiction is stubbornly persistent in its artistry.
Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.
If you get to the top, only to find that the voice hounding you with charges of inauthenticity is your own, what then?
Says editor Dan Wakefield, hIs writing “is done with such seemingly simple language and style that it sometimes seems shocking.”
In Black Bazaar, characters vent and stumble over their shared obsession with the colonial past.
Nothing ages faster than the idea of an “ageless” writer. Consider the posthumous career of Henry James.