November 18, 2011

A Great Novel Built From Other Great Novels

Ben East, The National

The reviews were, quite simply, stupendous. Kirkus, America's high-profile literary magazine, called it a "dazzling, deftly controlled debut". Publishers Weekly purred over the "fine writing" and the crime novelist Duane Swierczynski was impressed enough by an early manuscript to enthuse about an "ambitious and audacious" work.

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May 10, 2012
Americans Don't Need the Left's Pity
Daniel Ben-Ami, Spiked Review
The economic crisis that first hit the US in 2008 put one of America’s leading left-wing writers in an awkward spot. Only for Thomas Frank, it was not the risk of unemployment or lower wages. Instead, the financial crisis... more ››
May 8, 2012
Against the Commodification of College
Richard Wolin, Nation
America’s four-year liberal arts colleges are—in a good sense—a peculiar institution. Since their inauspicious origins in the seventeenth century as, in essence, gentlemen’s clubs with a profoundly Protestant mission,... more ››