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Sam Anderson

October 11, 2010 | Feature
Knee-Deep in 'Bovary'

Flaubert’s obsessive masterpiece finally gets the obsessive translation it deserves.

September 13, 2010 | Feature
Big Sometimes Friendly Giant

Roald Dahl—the storyteller as benevolent sadist.

August 23, 2010 | The Book Review
The Precisionist

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom illustrates, crankily, the joys of the old-timey literary novel.

August 2, 2010
The James Franco Project

Movie star, conceptual artist, fiction writer, grad student, cipher—he’s turned a Hollywood career into an elaborate piece of performance art. But does it mean anything? A critical investigation, with bathroom break.

June 7, 2010
The Mad Liberationist

Comedy’s spectacularly original Reggie Watts is guided by voices—and music and radio static and polycarbonates and robots and …

May 10, 2010 | Reading Room
Everything and More

On David Lipsky’s book-length David Foster Wallace interview, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.

May 17, 2010 | The Book Review
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 | The Book Review
Family Album

Anne Carson’s deeply moving scrap heap.

April 12, 2010 | The Book Review
Hi, Robot

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

April 5, 2010 | Feature
Sage of the Apocalypse

Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany’s loopy sci-fi masterpiece, lives to destroy again.

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