Critical Notes

Roundup: Maureen Corrigan, Jorge Luis Borges, Will Self, James Ellroy, and Richard Bausch

By Eric Liebetrau

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Mike Lindgren reviews “Football: American Writing About the National Sport,” edited by John Schulian.

NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari's latest Between the Lines column for is devoted to Jorge Luis Borges, with comments from critic Marcela Valdes, winner of the Center for Fiction's Roger Shattuck Award and former NBCC board member, and eminent translator Suzanne Jill Levine, head of translation program at UC Santa Barbara.

Laurie Hertzel interviews the authors of “GI Brides.”

Diane Scharper reviews Gwendolyn M. Plano's “Letting Go into Perfect Love.”

NBCC board member Colette Bancroft reviews James Ellroy's “Perfidia.”

Julia M. Klein reviews Matt Bai's “All the Truth is Out” for Columbia Journalism Review.

In the New Orleans Review, Randon Billings Noble examines “a world of objects.”

Karl Wolff reviews “In the American Night” by Christopher Bernard.

For the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Harvey Freedenberg reviews Richard Bausch's new novel “Before, During, After.”

Benjamin Woodard reviews Leesa Cross-Smith's “Every Kiss a War.”

In the Charleston Post and Courier, Bill Thompson reviews Matthew Stewart's “Nature's God.”

“The Big Picture x 4,” from Robert Birnbaum. He also talks to Will Self, in addition to Nicholas Dawidoff.

David Cooper reviews Ben Lerner's novel “10:04.”

From Daniel Dyer in the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Maureen Corrigan's 'So We Read On' is a delightful guide to the rise and fall and rise again of 'The Great Gatsby.'”