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  • 7 years ago | Books

    We still aren’t entirely sure about Hunter S. Thompson. His personal life has certainly been exhumed, er, to death, thanks to the post-suicide cottage industry of biographies, personal reminiscences and documentaries that have sprung up like...

  • 7 years ago | Books

    Suburban satire is a tricky proposition. The author who dares to wade in its treacherous waters finds him- or herself trying to send up the mores of suburbia without resorting to the familiar tropes that can be found in TV shows like Desperate Hou...

  • 7 years ago | Books

    At a time when literary criticism is getting the boot in print media, and factually challenged wags on countless book blogs seethe with score-settling enmity, 30-year-old Adam Thirlwell is a refreshing throwback to the thoughtful man of letters wh...

  • 7 years ago | Books

    This is shaping up to be a banner year for short stories. Thus far, we’ve been graced with a stunning greatest-hits collection from Tobias Wolff, a virtuosic and psychologically complex debut from Vietnamese writer Nam Le, and the long-await...

  • 7 years ago | Books

    In his fourth novel, The Story of a Marriage, Andrew Sean Greer ponders the complications of gay love in Eisenhower’s America. Of course, Todd Haynes got there before him, with Far From Heaven, his debunking exercise in Sirk-ian soap opera. ...

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