On self-improvement literature and Sally Rooney
The post-pandemic decline of autofiction and the search for a new leftist counterculture
On the cultural boredom debates
(a reading diary, a list)
On what we seek in novels and how Jeff Bezos became a literary critic
On politics and the American novel in 2021
Wall Street’s trash is fiction’s gold, w/ cameos from Wittgenstein and Marie NDiaye
Tár, a bad movie, is the ultimate discourse machine
If human agency is at the center of climate change, then is *every* novel a climate novel?
On bitcoin, DeLillo, and a new vision for the systems novel
An American perspective on a German wartime debate
Electoral (dis)passions