May 16, 2011
…and some other observations of doubtful critical merit.
April 25, 2011
by Deena Drewis
In the wake of comments Jennifer Egan made after her Pulitzer win, former Egan fans are uniting under the notion that in addition to being a meanie, Egan is setting feminists back 50 years. How could she?
April 19, 2011
Huge claims have been made on behalf of the novelist Tom McCarthy. But what do they actually tell us about “the future of fiction?”
February 24, 2011
We care about what our words look like because we somewhere believe that this says something about who we are beyond font or scrawl.
February 7, 2011
Given all the years you spent writing your book or composing your music or perfecting your play before someone came along and spat on it, it’s extraordinarily difficult to respond to a bad review with grace.
February 2, 2011
by C. Max Magee
Book cover design is a strange exercise in which one attempts to distill iconic imagery from hundreds of pages of text.
February 1, 2011
“The Last and Best of the Peter Pans” and “The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls” have never been published in the nearly sixty years since Salinger wrote them. Princeton’s Firestone Library now protects the only known copies.
January 18, 2011
by Cathy Day
The rhythm of school is conducive to the writing of small things, not big things, and we don’t try hard enough to think beyond that rhythm because, for many of us, it’s the only rhythm we know.
January 3, 2011
8,000 words strong and encompassing 76 titles, it’s the only 2011 book preview you will ever need.
December 16, 2010
by Sam Anderson
It’s the most intimate, complete, and honest form of criticism possible.