Friday, April 16 2010
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.
Monday, March 18 2013
Richard Ford writes the way Robert Altman directs: meandering, wavering, opaque and loose but not unfocused or ADHD-hyper, long sentences like long takes zooming in and pulling back and fluttering like passing daydreams.
Thursday, April 28 2011
The dignity as well as the duplicity involved in getting paid keeps these strong stories from succumbing to sentimentality.