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Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories (Paperback)

by Deborah Eisenberg

Youth and the Eisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Laura van den Berg's The Isle of Youth 3

With a billion swirling atoms of possibility and just that one fixed coordinate, a story takes shape as van den Berg brings the unexpected into brilliant focus.

Recovery in Pieces: A Study of the Literature of 9/11 15

We can’t blame earnest authors for trying. It just wasn’t long enough ago yet.

The Millions Top Ten: June 2010 5

With four books heading to the Hall of Fame, that means we have four new books landing on the list, ranging from hard-boiled Scandinavian thrillers to historical fiction in 18th century Japan to a 12-year-old literary biography with a twist.

The Millions Top Ten: May 2010 0

Tinkers debuts and The Corrections graduates. Plus, a controversial new number one.

Reality Squared: A Profile of Deborah Eisenberg 14

"People do talk about things, of course. They don't just talk about nail polish. You can go for days thinking all anybody cares about anymore is square footage, and then have three extraordinary conversations in the grocery store."

The Millions Top Ten: April 2010 3

Franzen stays on top. Sebald to the Hall of Fame. Tolstoy debuts.

Dissecting the List: An Excursus 1

It's probably its hospitality to debate that makes the "Best Of" list so popular in the first place. One can agree - yes! great list! - or dissent - Where is x? Why no y? - or inveigh against list-making itself, but in any case, the list holds up a mirror to one's own preoccupations. As with any mirror, it is fearsomely hard to look away.

#12: Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg 0

Life is impossible; it can't possibly continue; and then it does.

2009's Literary Geniuses 1

We take a break from our countdown to salute this year's literary "Genius grant" winners.

Speakers and the Spoken-To 0

Adventures in Consciousness: A Review of Deborah Eisenberg's Under the 82nd Airborne 4

Tempering Expectations for the Great 9/11 Novel 3

Notes from the Festival 1