Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick is an essayist and critic. Her next book, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader, will be published in February.

Hail Mary Hail Mary

A new biography of one of the Enlightment's most remarkable thinkers.

May 26, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Vivian Gornick

About a Boy About a Boy

Jonathan Safran Foer, wunderkind.

Apr 7, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Vivian Gornick

Stanton’s Wisdom Stanton’s Wisdom

One afternoon in January 1892, in a packed convention hall in Washington, DC, the 76-year-old Elizabeth Cady Stanton rose from her seat to address the annual meeting of the Natio...

Dec 22, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Vivian Gornick

Lost in America Lost in America

In no literature in the world has the immigrant novel been more varied, more original, more persistent than in ours--and this for the most obvious of reasons.

Nov 24, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Vivian Gornick

Wild at Heart Wild at Heart

In 1947 Saul Bellow published a novel called The Victim in which a derelict character named Kirby Allbee haunts another named Asa Leventhal, claiming that Leventhal is responsibl...

May 27, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Vivian Gornick

Charlotte’s Web Charlotte’s Web

In 1890 the American feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a remarkable short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," about a woman--genteel, educated, with more than a casual taste f...

Jul 17, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Vivian Gornick