Literary Theory Gets Bloody in Laurent Binet's 'The Seventh Function of Language' | 25 Aug 2017 // 4:30 AM
The Seventh Function of Language is either a grand farce or fashionable nonsense.
Each of the Stories in Murakami's 'Men Without Women' Is a Psychological and Existential Mystery | 16 May 2017 // 4:30 AM
If Lars Svendsen helps one to understand loneliness cognitively, Haruki Murakami allows one to experience it affectively, giving it a slow, desperate pulse.
Facing It: Living with Disfigurement in Marc Dugain's 'The Officer's Ward' | 18 Jun 2013 // 5:00 AM
Marc Dugain's novella about a soldier wounded in WWI has probably never been more relevant than now.
A Painful Pleasure: Peter Trachtenberg's 'The Book of Calamities' | 14 Jun 2013 // 4:00 AM
Sometimes the value of a book is far more than the price of the book.