Tag: Fiction

22 Results

| April 10, 2018

empire and critique

Many years ago I wrote an essay on the great Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe in which I looked at what I believed to be...

| September 7, 2015

Ferrante’s tragedy

Once you are well inside the world of Elena Ferrante’s just-completed quartet — what English-language reviewers are...

| September 5, 2015


No surprises here, of course, but when you ask people who teach creative writing in American universities what books...

| August 31, 2015

on Aurora

My friend Adam Roberts, whose critical judgment is superb, loved Kim Stanley Robinson’s new novel Aurora; I didn’t....

| August 28, 2015

on difficulty

In this exchange on literary difficulty I think Leslie Jamison gives us something far more useful than Heller. Here’s...

| May 30, 2015

Tav’s Mistake

Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves is a typical Neal Stephenson novel: expansive and nearly constantly geeking out over...