Day: September 20, 2005

Novelists In The News

Rick Moody’s new Diviners looks good to me. I almost always like his eponymously moody books, which carry Raymond Carver’s emotionally charged minimalism into the age of MTV and CNN.

However, I can’t approve of a short essay in which he tells us he is tired of rock music. … Read the rest

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Thomas deQuincey: Victorian Confidential

I admit to pleasures that some literary academics frown on. Sure, I love the classics, but I also like books about scandal and skullduggery. Bob Woodward’s Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi; Rudolph Grey’s Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Ed Wood; … Read the rest

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