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PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
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.
Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia
15 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.