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May 3, 2017
George Saunders’s Lincoln
The novel ‘
Lincoln in the Bardo’
examines the Civil War as the root of America’s violent past—and as a possible source of empathy that might release us from it.
May 11, 2016
Don DeLillo’s American Dream
His recent protagonists dream only of money, except perhaps for the technological advances that will allow them to go on acquiring it indefinitely.
October 8, 2015
Jonathan Franzen Withdraws
Why are the agonized liberals in
so skeptical of political conviction?
February 11, 2015
Always Already Alienated
Ben Lerner and the novel of detachment.