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Keith Gessen

March 28, 2005 | The Book Review
Heart of Glass

Ian McEwan raises big questions that his cold, controlling muse can’t answer.

February 21, 2005 | The Book Review
Atrocity Exhibition

A Canadian general recounts his efforts to stop the Rwandan genocide—and then to remain sane.

January 3, 2005 | The Book Review
The Way We Don't Quite Live Now

A ballyhooed Corrections knockoff from Down Under points up the stalled state of the social novel.

December 20, 2004 | It Happened This Year: A Guide to 2004
Hockey Ceased to Matter.

Never mind that the Rangers are on ice. The game itself is dying.

November 22, 2004 | The Book Review
Naipaul’s Notes From Underground

The postcolonial master’s new novel takes a bleak, didactic turn.

November 1, 2004 | The Book Review
Boys on the Bus

Novelist Stephen Elliott unleashes his wounded innocence on Campaign 2004.

September 27, 2004 | The Book Review
His Jewish Problem

In his counterfactual Holocaust novel, Philip Roth transports his unresolved conflicts with American Jews into the Oval Office.

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