Critical Notes

Roundup: Josh Ritter, reports from Venice and Jackson Hole, more

By Mark Athitakis

David Abrams reports from the Jackson Hole Writers Conference for New West.

Carolyn Kellogg reviews singer-songwriter Josh Ritter’s debut novel, Bright’s Passage, for the Los Angeles Times.

Eric Banks reports from the Venice Biennale for the blog of the New York Review of Books.

Shaun Randol reviews Susan Rosenberg’s An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country at Open Letters Monthly.

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Irshad Manji’s Allah, Liberty, and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom for the Boston Globe.

Stephen Burt reviews two books by Laura Kasischke in the New York Times Book Review: the novel The Raising and the poetry collection Space, in Chains.

Ruth Franklin writes in the New Republic about why there’s a lack of fiction about gay relationships.

Adam Kirsch reviews Tara Zahra’s The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families After World War II, for Tablet.

Mark Athitakis (i.e., this correspondent) reviews Tom Carson’s new novel, Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter, in Washington City Paper.

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