October, 2007

Friday Review: John Updike’s Due Considerations

by admin | Oct-26-2007

AMERICAN ARTS AND LETTERS have been blessed with few great generalist critics over the years, and fewer still have written novels. The most...read »

Q&A: John Updike on Reviewing

by admin | Oct-25-2007

Twenty-four years ago John Updike won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism for "Hugging the Shore." This week as "Due...read »

Guest Review: Jay McInerney on Alice Sebold’s “The Almost Moon”

by Jay McInerney | Oct-19-2007

The following review kicks off an NBCC partnership with Baristanet, a place blog run in New Jersey by former New York Times columnist Debbie Galant, the...read »

Paul Berman: Remembering Eliot Fremont-Smith

by admin | Oct-18-2007

Eliot Fremont-Smith, book critic and co-founder of the National Book Critics Circle (pictured here in 1972, two years before the NBCC was founded), book...read »

Savoring Robert Hass’ Twentieth Century Pleasures

by admin | Oct-17-2007

The following essay from NBCC winning winning poet Troy Jollimorebegins In Retrospect series' look at Robert Haas' 1984 NBCC winner, "Twentieth Century...read »

Led There By A Book Review

by admin | Oct-17-2007

I think the only reason I've been reading Anne Enright these past fews years is the fact that I stopped to read a review James Wood wrote of her book,...read »

Doris Lessing Wins Nobel

by admin | Oct-11-2007

THIS MORNING, Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature. A little over a year or ago I visited her in her tall, narrow, shambling North London home...read »

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