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Sam Anderson

September 15, 2008 | The Book Review
Go Ask Alice

The even-timelier-than-expected novel about Laura Bush.

September 1, 2008 |
Bolaño’s Best for Last?

The posthumous literary superstar has one final novel yet to appear in English. And it could be his greatest.

August 11, 2008 | The Book Review
How James Wood’s ‘How Fiction Works’ Works

And why it sometimes doesn’t.

July 14, 2008 | The Book Review
A History of Hooch

The Greeks worshipped it; the Aztecs were a little more conflicted.

June 30, 2008 |
Raise High the Rafters

At the Democratic convention, Obama will have to prove he’s more than just a brilliant speech giver—by giving the most difficult speech of his meteoric career. A rhetorical analysis.

June 2, 2008 | The Book Review
The Sex Lives of Others

Robert Olen Butler trawls the outer limits (Nixon, Santa Claus) of erotic imagination.

May 26, 2008 | The Book Review
Dada’s Boy

A reexamination of Chris Farley’s tragically short career.

May 12, 2008 | The Book Review
Anarchy and Semicolons

A novel in which a punctuation mark could almost be called destiny.

May 5, 2008 | Feature
The Memory Addict

Augusten Burroughs doesn’t just write about his past. He holds séances.

April 14, 2008 |
The New York Canon: Books

From Norman Mailer to Rem Koolhaas, 26 works of lapidary New Yorkitude.

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