The Noise of Our Names: On “Character: Three Inquiries in Literary Studies”
Lee Konstantinou reviews "Character: Three Inquiries in Literary Studies" by Toril Moi, Rita Felski, and Amanda Anderson.
Kingsley Amis’s SF Addiction
IT MAY SEEM strange that many of the best science fiction writers are also the genre’s best critics. After all,
Jonathan Lethem: An Interview and a Review
An interview and review with Jonathan Lethem, on his latest novel Dissident Gardens
Outborough Destiny: Jonathan Lethem’s “Dissident Gardens”
Jonathan Lethem’s Dissident Gardens is an assured, expert literary performance by one of our most important writers.
Barbarians at the Wormhole: On Anthony Burgess
THE COVER OF THIS past summer’s special science fiction issue of The New Yorker depicts what, for at least
Too Big to Succeed: On William Gaddis’s “J R”
AMERICAN LITERATURE'S HANGING in there, thanks in no small part to Dalkey Archive Press. Earlier this year, Dalkey reprinted two massively
“We’d Hate To Lose You”: On the Biography of David Foster Wallace
WHEN DAVID FOSTER WALLACE committed suicide on September 12, 2008, at the age of 46, it was inevitable that we’d
Comics in the Expanded Field: Harkham's Most Ambitious Anthology Yet
A SPECTER HAUNTS the eighth issue of the avant-garde comics anthology Kramers Ergot: the specter of Kramers Ergot 7. Cartoonist Sammy
IN HIS 1967 ESSAY “The Death of the Author,” Roland Barthes announced the revolutionary overthrow of the writer by the reader.
Never Again, Again
IN THE 1991 SECOND VOLUME of his classic graphic novel Maus, published five years after the first, Art Spiegelman briefly — and
It's Good To Be Pragmatic: An Interview with Helen DeWitt
There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant — life, love, a
HELEN DEWITT'S FIRST NOVEL, The Last Samurai, was published in 2000 to almost universally rapturous praise. It sold a hundred
IN THE THREE MONTHS since the publication of David Foster Wallace's third, unfinished novel, The Pale King — an eternity in the