Ron A. Austin discusses his debut novel, AVERY COLT IS A THIEF, A SNAKE, A LIAR.
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At the New York Times, Karl Ove Knausgaard describes how Joyce’s Portrait included him in literature’s potential in a way that Ulysses didn’t: In “Portrait,” Joyce ventures inside that part of our identity for which no language yet exists, probing into the space between what belongs to the individual alone and what is ours together, exploring […]
is a study in what happens when imagination is constrained to a single narrative arc ...more
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Thomas H. McNeely discusses coming of age in the 1970s, Houston’s complicated racial history, and his new novel
Ghost Horse. ...more
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