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May 17, 2010
The Return of Martin Amis

A sexy novel about sex—and sex alone—has reenergized him, just when his fans were giving up hope.

May 3, 2010
Family Album

Anne Carson’s deeply moving scrap heap.

April 12, 2010
Hi, Robot

The history of the vocoder, cryptography’s top-secret funk machine.

March 4, 2010
No More Heroes

Michael Lewis tries hard to pluck champions from the financial crisis in his new book, The Big Short, but overlooks the most weirdly authentic hero of all.

March 15, 2010
Boundary Issues

David Shields’s new “manifesto” is a pain in the ars poetica.

February 22, 2010
Derrida and Yummyburgers

When academics get personal.

February 1, 2010
White Noise

Don DeLillo’s latest brings us as close to pure fictional stasis as we’re ever likely to get.

November 23, 2009
A Glorious Mess

Nabokov never wanted us to read his unfinished last novel. Unless, thrillingly, he did.

November 9, 2009
Hungry?

The latest in a bumper crop of books about the ethics of eating animals.

September 14, 2009
Sussex Chainsaw Massacre

The horrification of Jane Austen.

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