Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1884 chiller “The Body-Snatcher” is a tale of supernatural horror with moral overtones.
When Kevin Barry appeared at the Toronto International Festival of Authors in 2013 (back when it was still known as IFOA), he outlined his idea of the traditions that exist within Irish literature. Basically, Barry argued, there are two opposite
Harold Bloom antagonized academics and cultural theorists, but remained a staunch advocate of transcendence through literature.
Benjamin Moser’s biography of Susan Sontag presents its subject as a mass of contradictions.
A copy of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel, marked up by a British judge’s wife, will remain in the U.K. following a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Muriel Spark’s pitiless treatment of her characters is on full display in the merciless irony of “A Member of the Family.”
In addition to being a sprawling and complex work of fiction, Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport offers a master class in the art of the aphorism.
In its entirety, Ducks, Newburyport represents a towering fictional edifice that is as engaging and readable as it is formally ambitious.