Literary exits: Nicholas Delbanco on artistic lives cut short

Like other successful contemporary novelists – John Updike, for instance, or A.S. Byatt (take your pick) -- Nicholas Delbanco is at ease as both creator and critic. In his oeuvre, several critical studies and essay collections walk alongside his acclaimed novels, including, most recently, Sherbrookes, a reconstitution of his trilogy about a Vermont family as … Continue reading Literary exits: Nicholas Delbanco on artistic lives cut short

Season’s readings: coming soon to Call of the Siren

As the calendar year nears the end, media book departments have one goal in common: to produce lists of books to give as gifts and for one's own reading pleasure. Piles of books, endless lists, captions, the mad rush to meet deadlines ... ah, I remember it well (too well!). Not to be outdone by … Continue reading Season’s readings: coming soon to Call of the Siren