Posts Tagged: Pat Finn

Reading in the Present Tense: Ben Lerner's '10:04'

Ben Lerner is a true poet’s poet—a composer of bold, experimental verse—but his turn to fiction in the 2010s has proven him to be a critic’s novelist. The hero of his lauded debut novel, Leaving the Atocha Station (2011), is

Reading in the Present Tense: Ben Lerner's '10:04'

Ben Lerner is a true poet’s poet—a composer of bold, experimental verse—but his turn to fiction in the 2010s has proven him to be a critic’s novelist. The hero of his lauded debut novel, Leaving the Atocha Station (2011), is

Flying Forward: César Aira's 'Shantytown'

Recent English editions of César Aira’s books often carry a blurb from the translator Natasha Wimmer describing him as the “Duchamp of Latin American literature.” While this description might flatter Aira, who has written on the modernist provocateur and likes

Flying Forward: César Aira's 'Shantytown'

Recent English editions of César Aira’s books often carry a blurb from the translator Natasha Wimmer describing him as the “Duchamp of Latin American literature.” While this description might flatter Aira, who has written on the modernist provocateur and likes

Continuing Ahead: Tao Lin's 'Taipei'

Tao Lin’s newest novel, Taipei, is in many ways a departure from his previous two works – 2009’s Shoplifting from American Apparel and 2010’s Richard Yates – both already classics of the burgeoning internet-based ‘alt-lit’ genre, of which Lin is

Continuing Ahead: Tao Lin's 'Taipei'

Tao Lin’s newest novel, Taipei, is in many ways a departure from his previous two works – 2009’s Shoplifting from American Apparel and 2010’s Richard Yates – both already classics of the burgeoning internet-based ‘alt-lit’ genre, of which Lin is

Romanticism for the 21st Century: Curtis White's 'The Science Delusion'

If you need a refresher course in the cluster of assumptions and prejudices that make up the worldview of the so-called “New Atheists,” look no further than Richard Dawkins’ Twitter feed. Here, in 140 characters or less, Dawkins attacks not

Romanticism for the 21st Century: Curtis White's 'The Science Delusion'

If you need a refresher course in the cluster of assumptions and prejudices that make up the worldview of the so-called “New Atheists,” look no further than Richard Dawkins’ Twitter feed. Here, in 140 characters or less, Dawkins attacks not

As Impalpable as Energy: Freedom and Possibility in Clarice Lispector's First Novel

by Pat Finn

Clarice Lispector is arguably one of Brazil’s most important novelists. Pat Finn writes about her first novel, its unforgettable protagonist, and the renouncement of fear.

As Impalpable as Energy: Freedom and Possibility in Clarice Lispector's First Novel

by Pat Finn

Clarice Lispector is arguably one of Brazil’s most important novelists. Pat Finn writes about her first novel, its unforgettable protagonist, and the renouncement of fear.