Susan Faludi's Terror Dream made a provocative splash, but therapy is no substitute for understanding reality.
No chain stores or web sites can replace Dutton's in the hearts of the LA literati.
In Zeroville, Steve Erickson explores New Hollywood's promise and doom and the dissolution of cinema into spectacle.
Ave atque vale, Aquarius.
The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature is every bit as political as her predecessors.
The following speech was delivered this spring at Mark Twain's house in Hartford.
If Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk is a political writer, it is by virtue of his sympathy for what is old and faded, for what no longer matters, or what never did.
Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and The City Is a Rising Tide.
Stick Out Your Tongue.
By Ma Jian. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 93 pp. $16.
The plagiarism flap over Opal Mehta is essentially a story
about clichés and stereotypes passing from one subliterary commercial
product to another.