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We can try to bend the novel to fit our politics or culture, but it will always go its own way, making itself anew.
I was finishing the first draft of my second novel and hoping to see something that might improve the mess on the page.
From the Long Players series: writers on their most cherished albums.
The story of one of the most famous, infamous and beloved Irish novels of the 20th century.
The cat-and-mouse game between the poet Osip Mandelstam and the Soviet dictator could only end in death.
One of the most consistent pleasures of Levy’s fiction is her complete resistance to unthinking characters, unthinking female characters in particular.
In The Wake, Paul Kingsnorth delicately loops the multifarious layers of English history together.
It is through Joyce’s intimate rummagings through the city’s yens and wardrobes that we come closest to identifying its inhabitants.