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January 01, 1990 - November 13, 2012 + Bookworm
Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man Norman Mailer's examination of Picasso provokes a discussion of three Mailer obsessions: women, art and crime.
Zombie; What I Lived For In two new novels, Joyce Carol Oates has created disturbing male narrators. How do such dark creations affect the...
The Hundred Secret Senses Amy Tan, an instinctual writer, discusses the gradual steps she has taken toward mastering the craft of novel-writing.
Theodore Roszak The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein The politics of gender. When Theodore Roszak re-writes Mary Shelly, is he committing an act of gender aggression?
The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven (Little Brown) A conversation with Rick Moody about the literary values of Generation X.
Kaye Gibbons Sights Unseen (Putnam) A child searches for its mother in three of Kaye Gibbon's novels. What is the significance of these quests?
Jay Gummerman Chez Chance (Pantheon) Gummerman speaks about the lives of the disenfranchised dreamers in this, his first novel.
The Liar's Club The award-winning poet discusses the structure of her autobiography. Does her poet---s ear affect the telling of a life?
Another You is Ann Beattie's richest, most-complex novel to date...
Phosphor in Dreamland An exploration of the underside of fantasy: its politics, psycho-sexual elements and its internal geography.
Under the Feet of Jesus Viramontes talks about the Latina writer's obligation to choose art and truth over political correctness.
Reservation Blues The hip young novelist on his desire for fame, accessibility and rock stardom.
Interstate An interview about emotion in fiction. Dixon discusses his Dostoyevskyan ambition to render his complex extremity of feeling about the death of a...
Secret Life The poet discusses the difficulties of writing accurately and artistically about his ongoing recovery from sexually obsessive behavior.
Memoir from Antproof Case Mark Helprin on the legacy of fathers...