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Features

Wednesday, January 20 2010

PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction

More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.


Columns

Thursday, April 15 2010

Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia

Suburban discontent in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, John Updike's Couples and Richard Ford's Independence Day. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the actual shopping centers, schools, etc.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 1 2009

Richard Yates: Everyman’s Library

This is fiction that follows its characters to the grave with a sad and all-too-knowing cigarette-roughened chuckle.


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