Beyond Cliché, Beyond Politics: Multiculturalism and the Fact of America

on Faulkner’s Subject: A Cosmos No One Owns by Philip M. Weinstein

on London Calling: V. S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin by Rob Nixon

on White Woman Speaks with Forked Tongue: Criticism As Autobiography by Nicole Ward Jouve

on After Henry by Joan Didion

The Courage to Fall (on Falling into Life by Leonard Kriegel & Secrets of the Universe: Scenes from the Journey Home by Scott Russell Sanders)

Good Men, Bad Times (on Men Who Would Be Good by Gordon Weaver; Skin by C. E. Poverman; Public Landing Revisited by Robert Phillips; & Sweet Lucy Wine by Dabney Stuart)

Greg Johnson, whose reviews have appeared regularly in our pages across many years, has published two novels, five collections of short stories, and several volumes of nonfiction. He lives in Atlanta and teaches in the graduate writing program at Kennesaw State University.

The Questions Literary Theoreticians Ask (on Is Literary History Possible? by David Perkins & Colors of the Mind: Conjectures on Thinking in Literature by Angus Fletcher)

Maiden Voyages and Their Pilots (on When Last I Saw You by Patricia Claire Peters; Learning to Dance by William Aarnes; Somewhere In Ecclesiastes by Judson Mitcham; Crucial Beauty by David Scott Ward; The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas by Cathy Smith Bowers; & Under a Cat’s-Eye Moon by Martha M. Vertreace)