Teddy Wayne Wasn’t Here
A modern-day Humbert Humbert and the troubled vibrations emanating from the contemporary college campus.
Toy Story: “The Force Awakens” as Nostalgia Gone Terribly Wrong
The most interesting thing about "Star Wars" today is the intense proximity between the sacred and the profane.
The Full-Spectrum Loser
"Hotels of North America" consists of a series of Morse's hotel reviews for RateYourLodging.com.
Mr. Difficult Rejects His Title: Ira Wells on “Purity”
Jonathan Franzen could never entirely overcome his youthful conviction that reading was supposed to be more fun than work.
Jonathan Lethem, the Elephant Man
What "Lucky Alan" underscores about Jonathan Lethem, and what sets him apart from the rest of the herd, is his ability to speak to multiple interpretive communities at the same time.
Readers who expect Perfidia to instantiate a liberally consecrated narrative about the unjust treatment of some morally upstanding American immigrant folk will quickly discover that they are not in Kansas anymore.
Freaks and Geeks
William T. Vollmann’s Last Stories and Other Stories take place all over the world (and even on the moon), over the course of 500 years, and concern themselves mostly with the afterlife and its grotesque banality.
FICTION: NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2013 IN REVIEW: Rachel Kushner’s THE FLAMETHROWERS and Caleb Crain’s NECESSARY ERRORS Trude Love: Alizah Salario on Eric
Robert Stone’s novels play by their own rules.