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Doggies on Drugs

Monday March 17th 2008, 4:49 pm

Over at Filthy Habits, find my review of the book Pretzel on Prozac: The Story of an Immigrant Dog.

Subjects: nonfiction, review criticism, publications





Tom Bissell on Wet Asphalt

Monday May 21st 2007, 11:29 am

Today on Wet Asphalt we’ve reprinted Tom Bissell’s article on The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, which is notable because it’s an article we previously recommended.

Subjects: reviews, wet asphalt





Chicago Sun Times new books editor knows what she’s looking for

Saturday June 24th 2006, 1:46 pm

Chicago Sun Times new books editor knows what she’s looking for:
Cheryl Reed is the new editor of the Books Section of the Chicago Sun Times and in this article she gives some ideas of what she’s looking for:
“I don’t want to hear about any more coming-of-age stories,” she says. “I like to hear about something […]





VQR » Euphorias of Perrier: The Case Against Robert D. Kaplan

Thursday June 22nd 2006, 2:59 am

VQR » Euphorias of Perrier: The Case Against Robert D. Kaplan
Tom Bissell does what Tom Bissell does best. I honestly think he may be the best literary essayist/critic around.

Subjects: criticism, reviews





The dirty, violent charms of Candy Licker. By Brendan I. Koerner

Monday June 05th 2006, 12:08 pm

The dirty, violent charms of Candy Licker. By Brendan I. Koerner
Plus the history of “Street Lit”. And here I thought Relentless Aaron came up with this idea.

Subjects: criticism, publishing, reviews





Wallace, Updike, Dostoyevsky

Friday March 17th 2006, 3:12 pm

‘Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays,’ by David Foster Wallace - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times

Turning to literature in essays on Kafka, Dostoyevsky and Updike, Wallace employs a largely moral vocabulary to dismiss such older American novelists as Norman Mailer and Philip Roth as “Great Male Narcissists.” For him, Updike […]





John Barth and bad reviewing

Monday December 26th 2005, 4:23 pm

The John Barth and bad reviewing

A) Barth can’t “get on” with his stories without the “postmodern soft-shoe routine” because performing such a routine is precisely his way of telling stories. Asking him to lose his “verbal pyrotechnics” and his “sef-consciousness” (”talking about the telling itself,” as Gilsdorf clumsily puts it) is asking him to lose […]





 
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