Peter Plagens on The Fake: Forgery and Its Place in Art, by Sßndor Radnˇti, translated by Ervin Dunai

Andrew Sarris on Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930ˇ1934, by Thomas Doherty; and Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood, by Mark A. Vieira

Lee Smith on Selected Non-Fictions, by Jorge Luis Borges, edited by Eliot Weinberger, translated by Eliot Weinberger, Esther Allen, and Suzanne Jill Levine

Michael FitzGerald on Matisse: Father & Son, by John Russell

Dennis Cooper on Fucked Up and Photocopied: Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement, edited by Bryan Ray Turcotte and Christopher T. Miller

David Bowman on Surreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917ˇ1945, by Ruth Brandon

Carla Sinclair on The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order, edited by Marcelle Karp and Debbie Stoller

Brian Wallis on From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky, by Matthew Spender

Arthur C. Danto on Stephen Spender: A Life in Modernism, by David Leeming

Julia Scher on The Seventies Now: Culture as Surveillance, by Stephen Paul Miller

Kristin Ross on Guy Debord, by Anselm Jappe, translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Tom Vanderbilt on The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town, by Andrew Ross

Ronald Jones on The Black Box: All-New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts of In-flight Accidents, edited by Malcolm MacPherson


Coffee Table: Barry Schwabsky and Andy Grundberg on new monographs

Sign Wars: Mark Dery on high concept design books

Last Words: Dave Eggers on art that kills


Sven Birkerts on Juneteeth, by Ralph Ellison, edited by John F. Callahan

Rick Moody on Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters 1957ˇ1969, edited with an introduction and commentary by Ann Charters

Susan Minot on The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh, by Evelyn Waugh

Darcey Steinke on Enchanted Night, by Steven Millhauser

Helen Schulman on Hitler's Niece, by Ron Hansen

Jonathan Ames on Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex, edited by Melvin Jules Bukiet

Maggie Paley on The Fan-Maker's Inquisition, by Rikki Ducornet

Elissa Schappell on Selected Letters of Dawn Powell 1913ˇ1965, edited by Tim Page

Elizabeth Gaffney on Lovers for a Day: New and Collected Stories, by Ivan KlÝma

Rachel Urquhart on The Tiny One, by Eliza Minot

Rob Spillman on Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem

Jennifer Gilmore on A Gesture Life, by Chang-rae Lee


Fiction Forecast by Jonathan Bing

Interview: Lorrie Moore "talks" with Rick Moody

Exquisite Corpses: Walter Kirn on posthumous novels

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