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Monday, November 9 2009

The Humbling by Philip Roth

Simon Axler, a stage and screen actor of near legendary stature, has earned the “reputation as the last of the best of the classical American stage actors.” The novel begins: “He’d lost his magic.”


Wednesday, October 28 2009

Invisible by Paul Auster

Paul Auster is a spellbinding storyteller, sometimes thanks to, and other times in spite of, his post-modern narrative trickery.


Wednesday, October 8 2008

New novel takes Philip Roth back to college


Wednesday, February 13 2008

The Shape of Things to Come by Greil Marcus

Convinced as I was by Marcus' readings, I couldn't help noticing that the primary subjects of all four chapters were works produced by white men: Philip Roth, David Lynch, Bill Pullmanm and David Thomas.


Sunday, October 7 2007

Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

No one can complain that Philip Roth, of all authors, is politically correct, or that he pretends to be something other than his highly sexualized, readily outraged, and coruscatingly intelligent self.


Monday, June 11 2007

Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays by Joan Acocella

Acocella's volume represents the hard word of creativity in the embodiment of a critic's perspective and finds something coherent in the chaos of art.


Monday, May 21 2007

The Yiddish Policemens Union by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon finally unleashes the genre storyspinner who has been lurking inside him all these years.


Tuesday, May 23 2006

Everyman by Philip Roth

Everyman is of a piece with Roth's oeuvre and yet somehow distinct and unique.


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