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on Wave House by Elizabeth Arnold

Elizabeth Arnold’s Wave House reveals a literary intelligence so fiercely independent and yet so central to my sense of contemporary literature that I’m tempted to use the book to stage my own little bastinado against a culture that rewards poetry …

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on Jackal by Erin E. Adams

In her debut novel, Jackal, Erin E. Adams begs readers to look at the horrors lurking behind the smiles of the residents of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the terrors hiding just in the corner of our eye. Through turning the …

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Nine Lives of Robert Musil (on Leben-Werk-Wirkung, edited by Karl Dinklage; Karl Corino’s Musil: Leben und Werk in Bildern und Texten; Karl Corino’s Robert Musil: Eine Biographie; Marie Louise von Roth’s Un destin de femme: Martha Musil: l’amante, l’espouse, la soeur; Klaus Amann’s Robert Musil: Literatur und Politik; Erinnerung an Robert Musil: Texte von Augenzeugen, edited by Karl Corino; Oliver Pfohlmann’s Robert Musil; Nanao Hayasaka’s Robert Musil und der Genius Loci: Die Lebensumstände des “Mannes ohne Eigenschaften”; and Karl Corino’s “Von der Seele Träumen Dürfen”: Nachträge zur Biographie und zum Werk Robert Musils)


              
“I’m not famous now. But just wait until I’m dead!”
                                                             —Robert Musil in the early 1930s

 

 

A man who died at the early age of sixty-two and nevertheless wrote so many pages must have been gifted at falling …

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on Sea Change by Gina Chung

Gina Chung’s debut novel, Sea Change, intimately follows first-person narrator Ro, who is stricken by grief. Ro works an entry-level job at an aquarium, despite freshly entering her thirties. She is adrift: estranged from her mother, their relationship is …

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