July, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Reads: John Freeman

by John Freeman | Jul-18-2007

My time has been really fractured this summer with unpacking and traveling, so I’ve picked up a lot of writer’s journals to fill the gaps. Donald Hall’s...read »

The Times They Are A-Changin’ Back: Morris Dickstein on Our Cultural Memory

by admin | Jul-16-2007

From Morris Dickstein's NBCC finalist,"Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties." "The recurrent flurries of nostalgia for the 1950s -- and the...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Jane Ciabattari

by Jane Ciabattari | Jul-10-2007

I just finished Joshua Clark's Heart Like Water, a beautifully written, sometimes comic, sometimes angry, always gripping memoir of his days in New Orleans...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Steve Weinberg

by Steve Weinberg | Jul-06-2007

Like my 23 colleagues on the NBCC board of directors, much of my "discretionary" reading time is devoted to examining books that might end up as winners in...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Mary Ann Gwinn

by Mary Ann Gwinn | Jul-05-2007

I have an oppressive list of books I’m supposed to be reading, but on the insistence of a friend, I picked up a copy of "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam (Europa...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Lev Grossman

by Lev Grossman | Jul-04-2007

I'm reading Girls of Riyadh, by Rajaa Alsanea, which was I think a bit of a succes de scandale when it was first published in Arabic in Lebanon two years...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Jessa Crispin

by Jessa Crispin | Jul-04-2007

"What books to take on a journey? It is an interesting -- and important -- problem. In West Africa once I had made the mistake of taking 'The Anatomy of...read »

Page 360 of 378 pages    ‹ First  < 358 359 360 361 362 >  Last ›

About the Critical Mass Blog

Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things NBCC related. It's written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors (see list of bloggers below).


Categories & Archives

Join the NBCC/Renew Make a tax deductible donation to the NBCC

NBCC Awards

Finalists for 2018

See all award winners

Find out how to submit

Read how we select

Frequently Asked Questions

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2018 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2017 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2017 Finalists Reading

All videos and podcasts.

The postings on this blog represent the views and opinions of each individual poster and are not representative of views held by the National Book Critics Circle as an organization, or the NBCC board as a whole. Everything on this blog is copyright protected

Online Committee

Additional Contributors