“Beyond the consolations of beauty, and beyond the limits of the speaker’s own boundless self-regard, Bellow gives us something else, legitimately ecstatic.” Matthew Specktor on Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King.
Warren Ellis and Molly Crabapple’s Adriane and the Science can be read in full on Ellis’s site.
Smart writers on good books: Hope Reese on I Await the Devil’s Coming; Adam Robinson on Adrian Van Young’s The Man Who Noticed Everything.
What happens when you realize that a previously respected artist holds abhorrently racist beliefs?
Carl Gunhouse on the art of Judith Braun.