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Sam Anderson

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 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.

April 14, 2008 |
The New York Canon: Books

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

March 31, 2008 | The Book Review
Peace Offensive

Nicholson Baker gives the Good War a bad rap.

March 10, 2008 | The Book Review
Stalking the Gramno

A book-review procedural about Richard Price’s Lush Life.

March 3, 2008 | The Book Review
Don’t LOL

The strange symbiosis of blogs and literature.

February 18, 2008 | Feature
Three More Careys

The Australian novelist really shines here, whether he’s dealing in Dickens, hoaxes, or an outlaw’s autobiography.

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