Category: Literature

24 November, 2014

Jennifer Rushworth

The First English (Scottish?) Proust

Jean Findlay's biography of C. K. Scott Moncrieff reveals him as much more than the first translator of Proust.


Jean-Thomas Tremblay

After the Fall

Edan Lepucki's debut novel, California, explores the narrative possibilities offered by American society after its decline.


Emily Anderson

Between a Dandy and a Soldier

Gibson's biography of H. H. Munro attempts to discern the man from his authorial persona, the humorist Saki.


13 November, 2014

Matilda Bathurst

From Scooby-Doo to Strawberry Hill



10 November, 2014

Kristin Grogan

The Storms that Rise in It

Robinson's Lila feels like yet another form of prayer: for America and its dispossessed, for literature, for the lonely.


Nicole Lobdell

Peculiar Things: Victorian Bric-à-Brac

For Lobdell, this is a collection that pushes the boundaries of what most readers would consider bric-à-brac.


27 October, 2014

Zia Haider Rahman talks to S S Haque

The Completeness of Novel-Writing and Inquiries into Epistemology

In this interview, Rahman discusses his influences, class, epistemology, and the difficulties of certain metaphoric language.


Emma Simpson

A Finite Infinity

As a deeply experimental work, The Bone Clocks is gloriously ambitious, surprising, moving, and a ridiculously fun read.


24 October, 2014

Weekly Round-Up: Evil Politicians, Sublime Composers, Intellectual Cowards, Queer Writers, Royal Essayists, Empowered Theorists



23 October, 2014

Kalika Sands

A Fugitive Virtue