Monday, November 9 2009
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
Paul Auster is a spellbinding storyteller, sometimes thanks to, and other times in spite of, his post-modern narrative trickery.
Wednesday, October 8 2008
Wednesday, February 13 2008
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
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
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
Michael Chabon finally unleashes the genre storyspinner who has been lurking inside him all these years.
Tuesday, May 23 2006
Everyman is of a piece with Roth's oeuvre and yet somehow distinct and unique.