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:
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
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
Plus the history of “Street Lit”. And here I thought Relentless Aaron came up with this idea.
Subjects: criticism, publishing, reviews
‘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 […]