In Extremis is required reading not only for anyone interested in war, but for anyone interested in how an unusual woman makes her way in the world.
This consistently interesting novel adds an unforgettable dimension to an historical event about which we thought we knew all there was to know.
Although Anthony Powell’s stock has gone down since he died in 2000, I hope that this new biography will spark interest in A Dance to the Music of Time.
What impressed me most about these two different women is they were both products of an America which values determination and wit and intelligence, as well as opportunity.
In Washington Black novelist Esi Edugyan has defied the cliché of the escaped slave discovering freedom.
Deborah Eisenberg’s stories pull you in and imitate life in an uncanny way.
It is heart-warming that, in these “worst of times,” playwrights like Carey Crim are working quietly to give us a look at new beginnings with humor and tenderness and hope.
In the end, Philip Roth produced the greatest body of work in the 20th century since William Faulkner and Saul Bellow and I.B. Singer.
Schutt’s is an example of the kind of fiction that is being taken seriously in too many quarters in this new century, but that is not nearly good enough.
The Lyric Stage production of Anna Christie does right by Eugene O’Neill’s brilliance.