Chris Power on Anton Chekhov

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In the latest issue of the New Statesman, Chris Power assesses the legacy of Anton Chekhov and the writer’s extraordinary influence on the contemporary short story.

 

Darran Anderson on Georges Perec

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In a deeply personal essay at 3AM Magazine, Darran Anderson describes his resistance to the work of Georges Perec, and the experience of finally opening himself to it.

 

Katy Waldman on Naoise Dolan

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At the New Yorker, Katy Waldman begins a sort-of-takedown of the Irish novelist Naoise Dolan with some searching questions about self-consciousness in contemporary fiction.

 

Ben Masters on Ali Smith

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With Summer bringing Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet to a close, Ben Masters takes the long view to assess the novel’s contribution to Smith’s entire oeuvre.

 

Jack Solloway on Gabriel Josipovici

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Amid fierce debates about cultural memorialisation on both sides of the Atlantic, Jack Solloway reviews Gabriel Josipovici’s new book-length essay, Forgetting, to locate Josipovici’s sympathies.