Katharine Coldiron on Millennial Novelists

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Recently, in the Washington Post, Mark Athitakis lamented the absence of a millennial novelist who could claim to be a household name. Today, at Book & Film Globe, Katharine Coldiron explains why there will never be one.

 

Will Preston on Pola Oloixarac

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At Full Stop, Will Preston reviews Dark Constellations, a strange new novel by the Argentinian writer Pola Oloixarac (trans. Roy Kesey), which blurs the lines between different biological forms.

 

Politics

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David killed the Queen. It was nothing personal, he said. It was just politics. All he wanted was to make a political statement about the abuse of power in the country.

 

Blair Johnson on Ian Maleney

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Writing for Full Stop, Blair Johnson attempts to pin down the place and function of silence in Ian Maleney’s Minor Monuments.

 

Ange Mlinko on Diane Williams

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At the London Review of Books, Ange Mlinko puts her finger on the artistic sophistication of the short stories of Diane Williams.

 

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty on Yuko Tsushima

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At the New Yorker, Abhrajyoti Chakraborty argues for recognition of Yuko Tsushima’s Territory of Light (trans. Geraldine Harcourt) as an example of indirect autofiction.

 

Nathan Goldman on Sally Rooney

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Resonating with Madeleine Schwartz’s remarks on the politics of Sally Rooney, Nathan Goldman writes about the politics of Rooney’s conservative aesthetics in the Baffler.

 

Birch

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1997: Business boomed. Optimism was shooting up everywhere and bursting into flower. Music was jocular. Sport was effusive. Soon it would be possible to do the most wonderful things with computers.

 

Madeleine Schwartz on Sally Rooney

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With Sally Rooney’s Normal People arriving soon in the United States, Madeleine Schwartz in the New York Review of Books takes a close look at Rooney’s millennial politics.

 

Katy Waldman on Jane Alison

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At the New Yorker, Katy Waldman has a wild, exuberant review of a book of narrative theory by Jane Alison — not the sort of book to usually inspire the sort of language she applies to it.