NBCC Featured Review

March, 2010

NBCC Featured Review: Matthew Jakubowski on Gert Jonke’s The System of Vienna

by Eric Banks | Mar-30-2010

Critical Mass regularly highlights exemplary reviews by its members. Here, in a review originally published in the Quarterly Conversation, Matthew...read »

NBCC Featured Review: M.A. Orthofer on Hocus Bogus, by Émile Ajar (Romain Gary)

by Eric Banks | Mar-21-2010

Critical Mass regularly highlights exemplary reviews by our member critics. Here, in an essay recently published at the Complete Review website, M.A....read »

January, 2010

NBCC Featured Review: Brooke Allen on Alice Munro’s Too Much Happiness

by Eric Banks | Jan-26-2010

Critical Mass regularly highlights an exemplary review by an NBCC member. This week, we feature Brooke Allen, a 2007 finalist for the NBCC's Nona Balakian...read »

NBCC Featured Review: Cynthia L. Haven on René Girard

by Eric Banks | Jan-12-2010

Critical Mass regularly highlights an exemplary review by an NBCC member. Here, in a review first published in the , Cynthia L. Haven considers René...read »

NBCC Featured Review: Diane Scharper on Alice Sebold’s Best American Short Stories 2009

by Eric Banks | Jan-05-2010

Each week Critical Mass highlights an exemplary review by an NBCC member. Here, in a review first published in the Wall Street Journal, Diane Scharper,...read »

November, 2009

NBCC Featured Review: Matthew Tiffany on Laird Hunt

by Eric Banks | Nov-01-2009

Each week Critical Mass highlights an exemplary review by a National Book Critics Circle member. Here, in a review that appeared at The Quarterly...read »

October, 2009

NBCC Featured Review: Brendan Patrick Hughes on Yu Hua

by Eric Banks | Oct-18-2009

Each week Critical Mass features an exemplary review by an NBCC member. Below, in a review that originally appeared in Worlds Without Borders, Brendan Patrick...read »

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