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August 4, 2016
by Emily Tamkin
Vapnyar shows us America, the beautiful and absurd, managing to satirize it without ever losing sympathy for the people living in it.
August 4, 2016
You don’t need to read ‘Dead People’ front to back; its value lies within its stylish and substantive reconsideration of an ancient form.
August 3, 2016
In our post-colonial age we cannot help but see a more complicated story, find a different reading experience in these lines than did the generations of Victorian school boys who were raised on visions of a civilizing empire.
August 2, 2016
That sound you hear in the background is the world’s smallest violin playing “New York, New York.”
August 1, 2016
by J.C. Hallman
Today, they say, we’re in a golden age of television, the vast free market of cable opening up new avenues for how moving picture stories come to be…Part of the thrust of Domini’s argument is that big screen filmmaking now finds itself threatened by its own creation, all those little screens like an army of ants taking down an elephant.
July 29, 2016
by Tess Malone
Literary virgins with any agency are few and far between.
July 27, 2016
by Robert Fay
Just as writing may induce multifarious forms of anxiety, the right words are also a middle finger to the dying of the light.
July 26, 2016
Dave Eggers’s Alaska loses something essential to itself.
July 25, 2016
by Ian Maleney
The combination of a life-left-behind and the lack of a distinct life-to-come leaves the book swirling in some kind of dream-like stasis, the tiny world of house and garden mushrooming until those narrow grounds constitute an entire universe.
July 18, 2016
Isenberg appears to have decided to write a history of poor white America and then persuaded herself that poor black America was only tangential to her story.