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Emily Troscianko, "Kafka's Cognitive Realism" (Routledge, 2014)

May 2, 2016

Kafka's Cognitive Realism

Emily Troscianko
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In her first monograph, Kafka's Cognitive Realism (Routledge, 2014), Emily Troscianko set out to answer a brief, cogent question: "Why is Kafka so bri…

Marcela Sulak, "Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres" (Rose Metal Press, 2015)

March 30, 2016

Family Resemblance

Marcela Sulak and Jacqueline Kolosov, eds.
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When Marcela Sulak was planning classes in the MFA program she directs at Bar Ilan University, it became clear that the traditional prose/poetry binar…

J. Robert Lennon, "See You In Paradise" (Graywolf Press, 2014)

December 21, 2015

See You In Paradise

J. Robert Lennon
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J. Robert Lennon is a novelist, actually--better known for his longer work (Mailman, Familiar, Happyland). His most recent book, though, collects his …

Kimberly Fain, "Colson Whitehead: The Postracial Voice of Contemporary Literature" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015)

November 30, 2015

Colson Whitehead

Kimberly Fain
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Colson Whitehead's fiction has drawn varied criticism. On the one hand, there's the scholarship of the African diaspora, a tradition that takes the lo…

Ryan Ridge, "American Homes" (U Michigan Press, 2014)

September 13, 2015

American Homes

Ryan Ridge
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Ryan Ridge's American Homes (University of Michigan Press, 2014) is at odds with category: it doesn't really fit neatly, or even at all, into any prec…