November, 2007

Friday Review: J.M. Coetzee’s “Inner Workings”

by admin | Nov-09-2007

IN HIS 1997 MEMOIR, "Boyhood,"South African-born Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee recalled the desperate passion with which he devoured books as a child. "He...read »

This is (Not) Your Life, John Cheever

by admin | Nov-08-2007

The following essay from Cheever biographer (and former National Book Critics Circle Award finalist)Blake Bailey continues the In Retrospect series look...read »

Does John Cheever’s Falconer Protest Too Much?

by admin | Nov-07-2007

The following essay from NBCC memberKit Reedbegins In Retrospect series' look back at John Cheever's 1977 NBCC finalist,"Falconer."  If you want to see a...read »

October, 2007

Stewart O’Nan on the Nabakovian Lustre of the Later Rabbit Books

by admin | Oct-29-2007

The following essay from Stewart O'Nan begins In Retrospect series'look at John Updike's 1990 NBCC winner, "Rabbit at Rest."   AS FICTION GOES,...read »

Preview 2008: Maureen Freely’s Novel “Enlightenment”

by Jane Ciabattari | Oct-27-2007

This excerpt is from "Enlightenment," the novel by Maureen Freely, who is Orhan Pamuk's translator; it is coming out in May 2008, from Overlook Press. I...read »

Friday Review: John Updike’s Due Considerations

by admin | Oct-26-2007

AMERICAN ARTS AND LETTERS have been blessed with few great generalist critics over the years, and fewer still have written novels. The most...read »

Q&A: John Updike on Reviewing

by admin | Oct-25-2007

Twenty-four years ago John Updike won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism for "Hugging the Shore." This week as "Due...read »

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