Spring 2001


Unreliable Narratives: David Gates on novel history

Ex Libris: Colm Tóibín on an extraordinary reader

Fiction Forecast by Kera Bolonik

Interview: Haruki Murakami talks with Geoffrey O'Brien

First Novels by Darcy Cosper

Coffee Table: Barry Schwabsky and Andy Grundberg on art and photo monographs

Gimme Shelter: Tom Vanderbilt on the architecture of fear

What It Is: Nick Tosches on cool

Marcelle Clements on Perfect Recall: New Stories, by Ann Beattie

Lee Smith on Sills: Poems, by Michael O'Brien

Ann Marlowe on Trailer Girl and Other Stories, by Terese Svoboda

Mark Caldwell on The Biographer's Tale, by A.S. Byatt

Eliot Weinberger on The Root and the Flower, by L.H. Myers

Honor Moore on The Glass Palace, by Amitav Ghosh

Barbara Einzig on The Museum of Useless Efforts, by Cristina Peri Rossi

Albert Mobilio on Eclipse, by John Banville

James Gibbons on This is Not a Novel, by David Markson

W.S. Di Piero on The Body Artist, by Don DeLillo

Greil Marcus on John Henry Days, by Colson Whitehead

James Surowiecki on The Sagas of Icelanders, preface by Jane Smiley, introduction by Robert Kellogg

Dan Kennedy on When Elephants Paint: The Quest of Two Russian Artists to Save the Elephants of Thailand, by Komar & Melamid with Mia Fineman, introduction by Dave Eggers

Carlo McCormick on Futura, by Futura, edited by Elizabeth Farrelly

Jim Lewis on Writers at the Movies: Twenty-six Contemporary Authors Celebrate Twenty-six Memorable Movies, edited by Jim Shepard

Margaret Sundell on Painting Gender, Constructing Theory: The Alfred Stieglitz Circle and American Formalist Aesthetics, by Marcia Brennan and Democratic Visions: Art and Theory of the Stieglitz Circle, 1924-1934, by Celeste Connor

William Monahan on The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, edited by Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis

David Frankel on Cultivated Impasses: Essays on the Waning of the Avant-Garde 1964-1975, by Max Kozloff

Nuar Alsadir on The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil

Minna Proctor on Marguerite Duras: A Life, by Laura Adler

Luc Sante on Just Above the Mantelpiece: Mass-Market Masterpieces, by Wayne Hemingway

David Toop on Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage, by Albert Glinsky, foreword by Robert Moog

Arthur C. Danto on John Ruskin: A Life, by John Batchelor