In Retrospect

November, 2007

Does John Cheever’s Falconer Protest Too Much?

by admin | Nov-07-2007

The following essay from NBCC memberKit Reedbegins In Retrospect series' look back at John Cheever's 1977 NBCC finalist,"Falconer."  If you want to see a...read »

October, 2007

Stewart O’Nan on the Nabakovian Lustre of the Later Rabbit Books

by admin | Oct-29-2007

The following essay from Stewart O'Nan begins In Retrospect series'look at John Updike's 1990 NBCC winner, "Rabbit at Rest."   AS FICTION GOES,...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 »

More than Midwestern: Danielle Trussoni on Patricia Hampl

by admin | Oct-08-2007

The following post by Danielle Trussoni kicks off In Retrospect'slook at Patricia Hampl's 1999 NBCC finalist, "I Could Tell You Stories." This...read »

Roth on Roth: Marco Roth on Philip Roth’s Versions of Pastoral

by admin | Oct-01-2007

The following essay from n + 1editor Marco Roth continues the NBCC's In Retrospect Series -- concluding our focus on Philip Roth's 1987 winner, "The...read »

September, 2007

In Retrospect: In Class with Jackson Bate

by admin | Sep-22-2007

This week the NBCC has been focusing our In Retrospect serieson W. Jackson Bate's "Samuel Johnson," which won our award for general nonfiction in 1977. The...read »

In Retrospect: Jack Lynch on W. Jackson Bate’s “Samuel Johnson”

by admin | Sep-20-2007

AS JACK BATE moved through the ranks of postwar academe, biography was in bad repute. The scholars who came of age in the ’40s and ’50s complimented...read »

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