Articles by Thomas Beckwith

July 18, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Hunt; Gerrard; Molina; Osborne; Jacobson; Greer 0

Out this week: The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt; The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard; Like A Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina; Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne; The Dog’s Last Walk by Howard Jacobson; and Less by Andrew Sean Greer. For more on these and other new titles, go read our just-published book preview.

July 16, 2017

Night Watch 0

Recommended Reading: Thomas Dylan Eaton on the Austrian writer Peter Handke.

July 16, 2017

The Lad 0

“Hunkered down in muddy trenches, the doomed scions of aristocratic families would take out their pocket editions of Housman and pine for the idealized, vanishing England they were fighting for.” On Peter Parker’s new book on A.E. Housman.

July 11, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Platzer; Hudson; Khong; Sharma; Øyehaug; Brownrigg; Cohen 0

Out this week: Bed-Stuy Is Burning by Brian Platzer; Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson; Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong; A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma; Knots by Gunnhild Øyehaug; Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg; and Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen. For more on these and other new titles, go read our just-published book preview.

July 9, 2017

In the Thick of It 0

Recommended Reading: Jeff VanderMeer‘s review of The Gift by Barbara Browning.

July 8, 2017

“Everyone sucks in some ways” 0

Is it worth rediscovering Mary McCarthy? All the evidence points to yes.

July 4, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Nutting; Quick; Dawkins; Obejas; Carrasco; Klam 0

Out this week: Made for Love by Alissa Nutting; The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick; The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins; The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas; Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco; and Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

July 2, 2017

Another View 0

“But we are lured into believing that the first person is the manifestation of an authentic self. Or: we fall for the first person because we feel so little coherence in our own internal lives, and immersing ourselves in a sustained first person narrative gives us the false reassurance of an illusion.”

July 1, 2017

Wizard Jail 0

Recommended Reading: Hannah Rose-Woods on totalitarianism in the wizarding world.

June 27, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Basu; Fuller; Bollen; Spencer; Fallon; Laird 0

Out this week: The Windfall by Diksha Basu; Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller; The Destroyers by Christopher Bollen; River Under the Road by Scott Spencer; The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon; and Modern Gods by Nick Laird. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.