Literature

The Big L.I.E.

A book and a movie explore the Long Island cliche.

11:01 PM, Dec 5, 2001 • By DAVID SKINNER

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Dorothy Osborne

English literature's best unrediscovered woman writer.

Dec 10, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 13 • By ALAN JACOBS

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Scooped!

Coming to the end of the novel about journalism.

Dec 10, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 13 • By JASON SHOLL

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The Last Don

Don DeLillo weighs in on September 11 and comes up short.

11:01 PM, Nov 25, 2001 • By DAVID SKINNER

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The Standard Reader

Columbia University's faculty senate wins a Sontag; "The Mike Hammer Collection."

Nov 19, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 10 • By

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Correcting Oprah

The artistic ambivalence of Jonathan Franzen.

Nov 19, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 10 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Saddam Hussein, Novelist

The Butcher of Baghdad writes a romance novel that (figuratively) sets the Iraqi literary establishment on fire.

11:01 PM, Nov 7, 2001 • By ELIZABETH ROYAL

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The Standard Reader

Damien Hirst and his newest critic; Frantz Fanon.

Nov 5, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 08 • By

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Creeley in His Time

The beat doesn't go on.

Nov 5, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 08 • By THOMAS M. DISCH

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You Say Usama, I Say Osama

The finer points of spelling Arabic names, as taught by Lawrence of Arabia.

12:01 AM, Oct 22, 2001 • By RICHARD STARR

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The Standard Reader

Book of the Week: Midge Decter's "An Old Wife's Tale," and more.

Oct 29, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 07 • By

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Naipaul's Civilization

What this year's Nobel Laureate saw more than a decade ago.

Oct 29, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 07 • By DAVID BROOKS

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Extra Squalor, Hold the Love

A poor woman's Candace Bushnell makes a bad J.D. Salinger anthology even worse.

12:01 AM, Oct 18, 2001 • By DAVID SKINNER

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Victor Hugo, Alas!

The nineteenth century's greatest poet.

Aug 6, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 44 • By THOMAS M. DISCH

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The Pseudo-Grownup

Anne Tyler's wistful nonsense.

Aug 6, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 44 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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