The way life opens up to one character in a way that it never could for his father is the novel’s real subject.
For a long time, he was the only Albanian writer you could get a hold of in English
The book is split in two. Which half is “more interesting,” a young woman’s unlikely romance or a young man’s encounter with world affairs?
Her new collection of essays brings to an end a 15-year psychodrama period for her writing.
Science fiction would never be the same.
With a new, posthumous short-story collection, the author of Jesus’ Son still haunts the culture, for good reason.
Including titles by Percival Everett, Patricia Lockwood, and Elif Batuman.
The worst thing you can say about personal essayists is that they lack a personality. It’s the opposite with Diski.
I hesitate to call these stories essential, but they are full of optional delights.
Wenner said he started Rolling Stone to meet John Lennon; just as much, he wanted to be Lennon. He came as close as any magazine editor could.
“The best way to befriend famous people is to have no idea who they are. ”
The book is most interesting for the view it affords us of Eugenides absorbing various formal and topical trends.
Including works by Elif Batuman, J. M. Coetzee, and Joan Didion.
Veering into the past, she applies a surfeit of artifice in Manhattan Beach that erases the authenticity effects she intends.
It’s odd to see Philip Roth marshaled, too, to shore up a novel that reads like self-help.
His death marks a real historical threshold, the passing away of the generation of writers who turned modernism into a tradition.
Le Carré has always attributed his popularity to the fact that “I was writing for a public that was hooked on Bond and wanted an antidote.”
The book is a fractured bildungsroman, a gallery of alternate selves.
The present moment has created an ambient hunger for alternate realities.
The first novel by the 26-year-old Irish writer wears its influences on its sleeve.
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