Padgett Powell

Beckett Turns South

An existential dialogue between two ‘ weirdly agreeable dudes.’

Jul 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 43 • By EDITH ALSTON

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Drawing of Lord Byron as a Harrow schoolboy by William Finden

A Harrowing Tale

Blood, sweat, and tears at an English public school.

Jan 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 19

Book Review: A Symphonic Tale

Book Review: A Symphonic Tale

Conjuring the ghost of Henry James.

Dec 6, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 12

Priam’s Petition

Priam’s Petition

The old king’s sad journey to that old heel Achilles.

May 3, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 31

Bluegrass Fever

Music to accompany despairs of the heart.

Aug 17, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 45

The Collectors

The consolation of art in the midst of destruction.

Mar 23, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 26

Identity Theft

A rediscovered classic of souls in transition.

Jul 7, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 41

Death in Turin

Unraveling the mystery of a German novelist in Italy.

Mar 17, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 26

Family Matters

Late parents, random children, and a greedy ACLU.

Oct 1, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 03

Washed Ashore

The secret story of how Izzy became Richard.

Jul 23, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 42

In a Family Way

An Anglo-Irish tale of generations.

Mar 5, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 24

The Hunger Artist

Christine Schutt's spare portrait of family disintegration.

Dec 26, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 15

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