Fall 2001


Paper Trail: Mark Dery on the burden of reams

Meta Morph: Brian Evenson on John Barth's literary legacy

First Novels by Darcy Cosper

Fiction Forecast by Kera Bolonik

Interview: Jim Crace talks with David L. Ulin

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

Infernal Return: Lee Smith on the Dante revival

Ammiel Alcalay on Charles Olson's Selected Letters, edited by Ralph Maud

Lucinda Rosenfeld on Eva Moves the Furniture, by Margot Livesey

John Yau on Dark Back of Time, by Javier Marías

Alexandra Ringe on The Subject Steve, by Sam Lipsyte

Sally Eckhoff on Everything You Need, by A.L. Kennedy

Joshua Clover on To Repel Ghosts, by Kevin Young

Lynn Crawford on The Complexities of Intimacy, by Mary Caponegro

Adam Kirsch on Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald

Vitaly Chernetsky on 4 by Pelevin, by Victor Pelevin

Robert Polito on The Gourmet Club, by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

Benjamin Anastas on The Devil's Larder, by Jim Crace

Gary Indiana on Bernhard's life and work

Excerpts from the novels

A Reader's Guide: Bernhard's novels at a glance, by Thomas D'Adamo

Testimonials: Rick Moody, Sven Birkerts, Geoff Dyer, Lynne Tillman, and others pay tribute to Bernhard

Chronology: a biography in brief

David Grubbs on The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography, by A.J.A. Symons, introduction by A.S. Byatt

Minna Proctor on Where the Stress Falls: Essays, by Susan Sontag

Lisa Levy on Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Nancy Milford

Dani Shapiro on The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative, by Vivian Gornick

Damon Krukowski on Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology, edited by Mary Ann Caws

Harry Cooper on Philip Guston's "Poor Richard," by Debra Bricker Balken

Luc Sante on Where Dead Voices Gather, by Nick Tosches

William Monahan on The Anatomy of Melancholy, by Robert Burton, introduction by William H. Gass