The Characters Have Risen


At Salon, Lydia Kiesling compares the (brief) resurrections of David Chase’s Tony Soprano and Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe, suggesting that the two creators might owe something to one another:

I can’t help seeing the debt that Chase owes to Ford—and likely the reverse—or simply the great spiritual overlap of these two emblems of American manhood.

Alex Norcia is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in VICE, The Millions, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Word Riot, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He is an editor-at-large at The Offing. More from this author →