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Posts Tagged 'American literature'

  1. Richard Ford’s “Independence Day”  • 
    With its Proustian pace and its wide thematic territory, Richard Ford's "Independence Day" is, if anything, a better book than its predecessor, "The Sportswriter." You can't ask for much more in summer reading: a thick, absorbing narrative that quietly slides into profundity and social critique without your even noticing.
  2. Stephen Dixon’s “Interstate”  • 
    Stephen Dixon's "Interstate" takes no shortcuts and uses no euphemisms in confronting the dark side of our jarring, claustrophobic, and increasingly violent society. It's a blunt and revelatory look at the anxieties that creep around in our subconscious night after night, and not soon to be forgotten.