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What Is It Good For?
In his new story collection, Luke Mogelson demonstrates that American soldiers fight for someone, and something, other than the reasons you hear.
April 19, 2016
Callan Wink’s New West and Old Feelings
Dog Run Moon
, disaster strikes everyone, even those who are right living.
April 8, 2016
The Need of the Forgotten
The novelist and poet Carmen Boullosa talks about her obsession with lost stories and found textual objects, and how rereading gives books new faces.
March 22, 2016
Her Name Is Lucy Barton
For all the plot devices that novelist Elizabeth Strout uses,
My Name Is Lucy Barton
’s successes rest on the protagonist’s voice.
February 26, 2016
Jacqueline Susann’s Queer Feminism
Valley of the Dolls
actually hold up as a read 50 years later?
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February 24, 2016
A Larger Life
A Little Life
, the churn of narrative nonfiction, and, thus, likely our real views of victims of trauma are missing is the recognition of agency.
February 11, 2016
Who Was Kafka?
A collection of ephemera complicates the picture of Franz Kafka as a tortured neurotic.
December 29, 2015
December 29, 1922: William Gaddis Is Born
lacks, like all claustrophobic works of art, is imagination.”
October 8, 2015
Jonathan Franzen Withdraws
Why are the agonized liberals in
so skeptical of political conviction?
October 3, 2015
October 3, 1925: Gore Vidal Is Born
“In hindsight, I can see that our ending was implicit in our beginning.”