Houman Barekat on Jonathan Gibbs

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At Full Stop, Houman Barekat reads Jonathan Gibbs’ The Large Door as a knowing throwback to a kind of novel swept away by postmodernism.

 

Nathan Goldman on Ben Lerner

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Writing in The Baffler, Nathan Goldman admires the ambition but questions the achievements of Ben Lerner’s forthcoming novel, The Topeka School…

 

Robert Minto on Benjamin Moser and Susan Sontag

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One of the most thoroughly considered responses to Benjamin Moser’s biography of Susan Sontag comes from Robert Minto in a new essay at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

 

Seth L. Riley on László Krasznahorkai

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At The Millions, Seth L. Riley considers the stylistic aims of László Krasznahorkai’s Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming (trans. Ottilie Mulzet), the final volume in the author’s quartet of dark visions of Hungarian rural life.