“I’d intended to provoke; what I got instead was sixty reviews in a vacuum.” Jonathan Franzen said this after penning a little-known manifesto, before he published The Corrections, spurned
Neil Gaiman established himself long ago as sort of a literary jack of all trades.
In the second and final installment of a recent extended back-and-forth (shouldn't it be "forth and back"?) between President Obama and Marilynne Robinson in The New York Review of Books,
Is there a writer who has not aspired to contribute to The New Yorker? Merely even one piece? That would be a prize.
Libraries, books, writing, and writers as subjects are fascinating, even collectively.
“This is a thoughtful, thought-provoking little book that is well worth your attention.”
If you are an appreciative reader of Adam Kirschs’ articles and reviews in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere you
“It’s a shared journey that is carefully documented by editor Chad Wriglesworth in notes and index.
“His book confronts the complacencies of observance . . . Mr. Rodwan champions choice.”
“. . . the proceeds of the purchase will go to a good cause.”
“Ms. Robinson is correct to point out that liberalism and religion are not incompatible and that there are enough historical examples and living persons bearing witness to the fact.
“The Ecstasy of Influence is a book worth reading—it redraws the map of popular culture and, in so doing, pushes us beyond the confines of our comfortable minds, out into the larger world
“In the Spring of 2012 a new novel from Edmund White entitled Jack Holmes and His Friend, is upcoming. The reader hopes that with this new work of fiction Mr.
“This book is recommended to anyone involved in health care—from student to practitioner to teacher or administrator—to remind us all of the traditions that nurture and feed us.
“And while the idea of a life consisting of essays might intrigue, The Other Walk does not.”