fiction

The Return of Studs Lonigan

Why we ought to read James Farrell.

May 6, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 33 • By GERALD ROBBINS

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Decline of the West

Thomas McGuane's flawed fiction.

May 6, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 33 • By WOODY WEST

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All Albany's Men

William Kennedy returns to his novels about New York pols.

Feb 25, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 23 • By LAUREN WEINER

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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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Pale Fury

Why Salman Rushdie never lives up to his promise.

Oct 1, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 03 • By JUSTIN TORRES

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Her American Fictions

The essays of Joan Didion.

Sep 24, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 02 • By CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL

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A Candle Burned at Both Ends

The life and poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Sep 17, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 01 • By MIDGE DECTER

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Candy Kirn

Walter Kirn's delectable novel takes a surprising turn.

Sep 10, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 48 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Fathers and Sons

Why the Ghost of Hamlet still haunts Stephen Greenblatt.

Aug 20, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 46 • By PETER KANELOS

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Sex and the Novel

The world according to John Irving.

Aug 13, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 45 • By MICHAEL LONG

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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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Victor Hugo, Alas!

The nineteenth century's greatest poet.

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

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Bright Ring of Words

The art of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Jul 30, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 43 • By BARRY MENIKOFF

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Campus Capers

David Lodge does what he does best.

Jul 2, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 40 • By MARGARET BOERNER

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The Social Contract

Richard Russo shows how to write the novel today.

Jul 2, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 40 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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