In Retrospect

July, 2008

In Retrospect: Troy Jollimore on Don DeLillo’s “Libra”

by admin | Jul-08-2008

The following essay by NBCC poetry award winner Troy Jollimore, on Don DeLillo’s Libra, a finalist for the 1988 NBCC award in fiction, is part of the NBCC’ »

June, 2008

In Retrospect: Kevin Prufer on D.A. Powell

by admin | Jun-30-2008

The following essay by NBCC board member Kevin Prufer, editor of Pleiades, on D.A. Powell’s “Cocktails,” a finalist for the 2004 NBCC award in poetry, is »

In Retrospect: Joy Katz on Carl Phillips

by admin | Jun-24-2008

The following essay by Joy Katz on Carl Phillips, whose Cortège was a finalist for the 1995 NBCC award in poetry, is part of the NBCC’s “In Retrospect” »

In Retrospect: Stephen Burt on A.R. Ammons

by admin | Jun-17-2008

The following essay by Stephen Burt on A.R. Ammons, whose “A Coast of Trees” won the 1981 NBCC award in poetry, is part of the NBCC’s “In Retrospect” »

March, 2008

In Retrospect: “Disgrace,” Coetzee’s Masterpiece

by admin | Mar-31-2008

The following essay from novelist Tony D’Souza continues the NBCC’s In Retrospect series, with an essay on J.M. Coetzee’s 1999 novel “Disgrace,” which was »

In Retrospect: White Teeth

by admin | Mar-05-2008

The following essay from NBCC member Christine Thomas continues the NBCC’s In Retrospect series, kicking off a week of posts on Zadie Smith’s 2000 finalist, »

Richard Price, in Conversation (Part 3)

by admin | Mar-03-2008

This week, the In Retrospect series is looking back at Richard Price’s 1992 fiction finalist, Clockers. What follows is the third and final part of a »

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