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Anita Felicelli

Anita Felicelli is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, critic and attorney. Follow her on Twitter @anitafelicelli.


Features

Monday, June 16 2014

Does Fan Service Ruin Television?

Too often fan service, not inspiration, becomes the end goal of creative work.


Columns

Thursday, May 22 2014

Of Art and Magic: An Interview with Novelist Porochista Khakpour

What happens when magical thinking really consumes a person or even a society?


Reviews

Tuesday, September 9 2014

The Darkness of Teenage Girls in Tana French's 'The Secret Place'

Perhaps because of her acting background, French has a knack for creating layered, multi-dimensional characters and distinctive voices.


Sunday, July 13 2014

There's Generational Magic in Tiphanie Yanique's 'Land of Love and Drowning'

Tiphanie Yanique's debut novel is both a family saga and an unusual love story. It seems likely to become a classic of Caribbean American literature.


Thursday, July 10 2014

'Panic in a Suitcase' Is a Solid Debut from an Immensely Gifted Novelist

Nothing goes unnoticed in Yelena Akhtiorskaya's satire of an immigrant family, and nothing is sacred.


Thursday, March 20 2014

How Critics Misunderstood and Misused a Powerful Idea

Elizabeth Lunbeck's The Americanization of Narcissism describes how this misunderstood concept has been inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture for decades.


Monday, March 3 2014

Romance and Illusion in 'The Swan Gondola'

Timothy Schaffert draws upon L. Frank Baum's Oz mythology for his gorgeous fifth novel, The Swan Gondola.


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