Critical Notes

Roundup: René Steinke, DFW and Paul Thomas Anderson, and Virginia Woolf

By Eric Liebetrau

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Jan Alexander reviews “Friendswood” by René Steinke.

David Haglund: “When a 21-Year-Old Paul Thomas Anderson Discussed Don DeLillo With David Foster Wallace.”

NBCC board member Steven Kellman reviews Mary Carolyn Hollers George's “Rosengren's Books.”

Heather Scott Partington reviews “No Other” by Mark Gluth. She also reviews Thomas Pierce's “The Hall of Small Mammals.”

NBCC board member Tom Beer takes a look at some new books.

Karl Wolff reviews Mike Madrid's “Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics” at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.

Julia M. Klein reviews Scott Timberg's “Culture Crash” for Columbia Journalism Review. She also reviews Roger Cohen's “The Girl from Human Street” for the Barnes & Noble Review.

At Kirkus, Megan Labrise interviews English novelist Harriet Lane, author of domestic chiller “Her.”

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews “Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq” by Michael MacDonald.

Bill Williams reviews “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.

From Linda Simon: “New novels reimagine Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald.”