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Sam Anderson

December 17, 2007 |
The Year in Books

Roberto Bolaño became literature’s new patron saint, Joshua Ferris goosed cubicle culture, Michael Chabon compared many things to many other things, Edwidge Danticat delivered a memoir of shocking loss.

December 10, 2007 | The Book Review
The Victorian iPod

Amazon’s new e-reader, Kindle, is good because it feels old. Wonder how long that’ll last.

November 26, 2007 | Feature
Rationalist of the Absurd

Steve Martin’s extraordinarily calculated comedy.

November 12, 2007 | The Book Review
Barthelmania

Donald Barthelme’s new posthumous collection, with apologies to Donald Barthelme.

October 29, 2007 | The Book Review
French Twist

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read proves its own point.

October 15, 2007 | The Book Review
The Mother Smotherer

In her new book, Alice Sebold commits a crime more grievous than murder: self-plagiarism.

October 1, 2007 | The Book Review
Schlong of Myself

Mourning the death of Philip Roth’s funny bone.

September 24, 2007 |
Exorcising the Dodgers

50 years ago, the Dodgers left Ebbets Field for Los Angeles. Isn’t it time their ghosts left, too?

September 3, 2007 |
Philip Roth Will Not Go Gentle Into the Night

The final Zuckerman novel is as sexually obsessed as ever.

August 13, 2007 | The Book Review
Harry Potter and the Ignominious Cop-Out

In which a franchise chickens out of the very thing that would have redeemed it.

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