4 November, 2012
Fiona Sampson's Beyond the Lyric props up the hegemony of a moribund poetics, argues Joe Kennedy.
Tim Smith-Laing finds D.T. Max's biography of David Foster Wallace, a life curiously lacking in life.
In The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, Sarah Hopkins finds characters shadowed by the certainty of their own destruction.
A New Kind of Bleak is an acerbic, if sometimes alienating critique of pseudo-modernism, finds Owen Hopkins.
The Master is at heart a film about repression and the tragedy of queer history, writes Morgan Davies.