Publications

[Fiction]

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A Field Guide to the North American Family: A Novella.

New York: Mark Batty Publisher, 2007, 2011.

trans. Martin Muller. Berlin: Liebeskind Verlag, 2010.

“That High, Lonesome Sound.” Prairie Schooner. vol. 86, no. 2: Summer 2012.

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“Just Wide of the Moon.” Natural Bridge. Issue 20: Winter 2009.

“The Filibuster.” Torpedo. Volume Three: Fall 2008.

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“Early Humans.” Best New American Voices 2008. ed. Richard Bausch, Natalie Danford and John Kulka, New York: Harcourt/Harvest Books, 2007.

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“Jubilee.” Glimmer Train. Issue 65: Winter 2007.

“Castaways.” The Pinch. Volume 27, Issue 3: Winter 2007.

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“Samuel Beckett Shaving.” Hotel St. George Press. Spring 2008.

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“A Light That Never Goes Out.” Canteen. Issue 1: Spring 2007.

trans. María Pilar San Roman. Hermano Cerdo. May 2010.

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“Autumn in a Box.” [sic]. Issue 2: Fall 2007.

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“Lucinda in Reverse.” Pindeldyboz. March 7, 2007.

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“Objects in Mirror.” Evergreen Review. Issue 110: Fall 2005.

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“The Love Song of Ari Fleischer.” h2so4. Issue 19: Fall 2004.

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“For the Man Who Has Everything.” Em. Issue 4: Spring 2004.

[Essays]

Ghosts of Budapest.” The New York Times Book Review. April 5, 2013.

Man of the House.” The New York Times Book Review. November 2, 2012.

The Top 10 Most Difficult Books” [list]. Publishers Weekly. August 3, 2012.

The Great Pulitzer Do-Over” [squib]. The New York Times Magazine. May 13, 2012.

Dawn of Creation.” The New York Times Book Review. May 6, 2012

Why Write Novels At All?The New York Times Magazine. January 15, 2012.

Death and Taxes: Why David Foster Wallace Still Demands Our Attention.” New York Magazine. April 11, 2011.

“Why I May Not Be Returning Your Email.” The Late American Novel. ed. C. Max Magee and Jeff Martin. New York: Counterpoint, 2011.

“Playing Lotto With Wittgenstein: On Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai.” Open Letters Monthly: An Anthology. New York: Open Letters, 2010. (Reprinted from Open Letters Monthly, March, 2008.)

Vulture Reading Room: Everything and More.” New York Magazine. May 11 - 14, 2010.

William T. Vollmann’s Europe Central.” Open Letters Monthly. February, 2010.

“Playing Lotto With Wittgenstein: On Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai.” Open Letters Monthly. March, 2008.

“The Lost Postmodernist: Joseph McElroy.” The Los Angeles Times. July 7, 2009.

Watchmen: The Curious Case of a Graphic Novel.” More Intelligent Life. April 15, 2009.

“Is 2666 a Masterpiece?: Roberto Bolaño’s Mysterious Legacy.” More Intelligent Life. November 14, 2008.

“Joseph Mitchell’s True Facts: Notes on a Reporter-Stylist.” More Intelligent Life. August 25, 2008.

“Who is Grady Harp?: Amazon’s Top Reviewers and the Fate of the Literary Amateur.” Slate. January 22, 2008.

“The One That Got Away: Why James Wood is Wrong About Underworld.” The Quarterly Conversation. Issue 9: Fall 2007; reprinted in Best of the Web 2008 (Dzanc Books).

“El Mundo de Manana, Hoy: Un intento de reseña: Against the Day, de Thomas Pynchon.” Hermanocerdo. Issue 13: February-March 2007.

“Racial Reconciliation in a Season of Suffering.” Conscience & Courage. Vol. 2: Summer 2006.

“My Life as Bruce Springsteen.” The New Pantagruel. Issue 1: Winter 2004.

“James Merrill’s Narrative Prose.” James Merrill: Other Writings. Ed. John Hodge. St. Louis: Washington University Libraries, 2001.

[Selected Writings from The Millions]

Essays:

Outside the Ring: A Profile of Sergio De La PavaWhatever Happened to the New Atheism? * How Avant Is It?: Zadie Smith, Tom McCarthy, and the Novel’s Way Forward * The Soul-Sucking Suckiness of B.R. Myers * J.D. Salinger 1919 – 2010 * The Millions Interview: Péter Esterházy * Reality Squared: A Profile Of Deborah Eisenberg * The Bolaño Myth and the Backlash Cycle  * Dissecting the List: An Excursus * R.I.P., NYT: The Future of Book Reviewing * David Foster Wallace, 1962  – 2008 * Short Story Week: An Introduction * Love: A Burning ThingKeepers of the Flame: A Reply to N+1 (pts. 1 and 2)

Reviews:

M.T. Anderson – The Extraordinary Life of Octavian Nothing, vol. 1 (pts 1, 2, & 3) * Jesse Ball – Samedi the Deafness * Charles Bock – Beautiful Children * Roberto Bolaño - Nazi Literature in the Americas * Roberto Bolaño  – The Savage Detectives *  Gregoire Bouillier - The Mystery Guest * Peter Carey - His Illegal Self * Horacio Castellanos Moya  - Senselessness/ Francisco Goldman - The Art of Political Murder * Vikram Chandra – Sacred Games *  Julia Child – The Way to Cook * Lydia Davis – Varieties of Disturbance * Samuel R. Delany - Dahlgren * Helen DeWitt  - Lightning Rods * E.L.Doctorow - Creationists / William H. Gass – Tests of Time  * Dave Eggers – What is the What * Deborah Eisenberg - Under the 82nd Airborne * Mathias Énard - Zone * Thomas Frank – Commodify Your Dissent / Michael Lewis – Liar’s Poker *  Jonathan Franzen - Freedom * Nell Freudenberger – The DissidentRobert Graysmith  - Zodiac Unmasked * Joseph Heller - Something Happened * Philip Hensher - The Northern Clemency * Clive James - Cultural Amnesia * Denis Johnson - Tree of Smoke *  Edward P. Jones – All Aunt Hagar’s Children * Adam Levin – The Instructions * Michael Lewis – The Big Short / Keith Gessen – Diary of a Very Bad Year * Jonathan Littell – The Kindly Ones * Clancy Martin – How to Sell * Jane Mayer – The Dark Side / Barton Gellman – Angler * Kirill Medvedev – It’s No Good * Leonard Michaels – Sylvia * Vladimir Nabokov – Ada, or Ardor * Ngugi wa Thiong’o – Wizard of the Crow * Joseph O’Neill – Netherland * Andrey Platonov – Soul ; Ezra Pound – The Cantos / John Berryman – Dream Songs /  Ted Berrigan – The Sonnets *  Thomas Pynchon – Against the Day * Thomas Pynchon – Inherent Vice * Philip Roth – Sabbath’s TheaterNorman Rush – Mortals * Christopher Sorrentino – Trance * John Updike – The Maples Stories * John Updike – Rabbit Redux * Lynne Tillmann – American Genius, a Comedy * Tatyana Tolstaya – The Slynx * Lawrence Wright – The Looming Tower * Richard Yates – Revolutionary Road

Inter Alia: A Sporadic Column:

1 (Michael Chabon) * 2 (George Packer) * 3 (James Wood) * 4 (translation) * 5 (self-promotion) * 6 (Helen DeWitt) * 7 (DFW & John McCain) * 8 (Short Stories) ; 9 (Hippie Fiction) * 10 (Authority & Book Reviewing) * 11 (the Death of Literary Spaces) * 12 (Tell No One) * 13 (Fonts)  * 14 (Political Blogs) * 15 (Snark) * 16 (“The Unfinished”) * 17 (timeliness)

Odds and Ends:

Is Big Back? * The Literary Pedigree of Downton AbbeyDraft Dave: Why Dave Eggers Should Edit the Paris Review * The Problem with Prizes, or Who Cares About the International Booker?John Updike, 1932-2009 * Gutenberg Eulogies?A History of Magic: A Children’s Librarian Reflects on Harry Potter  * Shaking The Tree: Lit-Blogs Wrestle with Denis JohnsonDiagramming the Obama Sentence * Fillet of Mockingbird in a Gladwell Reduction Sauce * Grace Paley 1922 – 2007 *  So Long, Norman Mailer * Claude Levi-Strauss, 1908-2009 * A Year in Reading, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Lists:

A Bolaño Syllabus * Islands In The Stream: A Walking Tour of New York’s Independent Bookstores * Kindle-Proof Your Book In Seven Easy Steps * The Prizewinners: International Edition

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