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Jaya Chatterjee
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Jaya Aninda Chatterjee works for Yale University Press, and has written for the Colorado Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ploughshares, and the Times Literary Supplement. Her blog is at bookofjreviews.wordpress.com.


Reviews

Thursday, May 24 2012

Jonathan Franzen and the Problem of Sympathy in 'Farther Away'

Farther Away celebrates the moments when we retreat from technology and the personas we cultivate through social media, when artifice is stripped, and we are left with arguments, empathy, imperfection and humility—the raw materiality of being.


Thursday, February 9 2012

Golden Age Thinking in Eric Hazan's Threnody for Old Paris: 'The Invention of Paris'

This bespeaks a warm affection for the peripatetic poets, novelists, and philosophers who witnessed Paris’s transformation from medieval to modern metropolis under the aegis of Louis XIV, Baron Haussmann, and engineers who developed gas lighting in the mid-1800s.


Monday, January 9 2012

'The Sense of an Ending': A Jury of His Peers

A sense of an ending to Julian Barnes's Booker Prize-winning novel is ours to create.


Thursday, January 5 2012

Contretemps with Christopher: On Hitchens's 'Arguably: Essays'

This collection makes for a fine opportunity to take lessons (or umbrage) from the greatest polemicist since Dwight Macdonald, and one whose crackling wit, intellectual brio, and bracing candor will be missed.


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