Jonathan Russell Clark

Jonathan Russell Clark is the author of An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom (Fiction Advocate Press, 2018) and the forthcoming Skateboard (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2022). His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, Tin House, Vulture, and numerous other publications.

Reviews

on Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age by Sara Wheeler

When characterizing the fiction of Ivan Turgenev in a review of Constance Garnett’s translation of The Two Friends and Other Stories for The Times Literary Supplement in December 1921, Virginia Woolf—as consummate a critic as she was a novelist—describes a scene in which people sit around “talking gently, sadly, charmingly,” but notes that Turgenev provides […]

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Reviews

on The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes’s 1989 novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters includes an essayistic meditation on love in which he brilliantly considers the meanings and ramifications of history and our tendency to turn life into a narrative: The history of the world? Just voices echoing in the dark; images that burn for a few […]

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