October, 2007

More than Midwestern: Danielle Trussoni on Patricia Hampl

by admin | Oct-08-2007

The following post by Danielle Trussoni kicks off In Retrospect'slook at Patricia Hampl's 1999 NBCC finalist, "I Could Tell You Stories." This...read »

Roth on Roth: Marco Roth on Philip Roth’s Versions of Pastoral

by admin | Oct-01-2007

The following essay from n + 1editor Marco Roth continues the NBCC's In Retrospect Series -- concluding our focus on Philip Roth's 1987 winner, "The...read »

September, 2007

Julian Barnes on Philip Roth’s “The Counterlife”

by admin | Sep-25-2007

Several years ago I talked to Julian Barnes upon the publication of hisBooker Prize shortlisted novel, "Arthur & George." During the interview we began...read »

The Edmund Wilson Metaphor of the Day

by admin | Sep-25-2007

REGULAR READERS of our blog have probably noticed that the name Edmund Wilson has come up several times in the previous installments of the Critical...read »

An Interview With Dinty W. Moore (yep, he’s real)

by Rebecca Skloot | Sep-24-2007

Dinty W. Moore, writer and editor of the online journal Brevity, corresponded last week with Sara Hoover -- NBCC intern and University of Memphis MFA...read »

In Retrospect: In Class with Jackson Bate

by admin | Sep-22-2007

This week the NBCC has been focusing our In Retrospect serieson W. Jackson Bate's "Samuel Johnson," which won our award for general nonfiction in 1977. The...read »

In Retrospect: Jack Lynch on W. Jackson Bate’s “Samuel Johnson”

by admin | Sep-20-2007

AS JACK BATE moved through the ranks of postwar academe, biography was in bad repute. The scholars who came of age in the ’40s and ’50s complimented...read »

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