Afternoon Bites: Writers’ Ghosts, Granta, Joan Didion, and more

Lisa Fetchko on José Donoso’s The Lizard’s Tale: “Donoso is at his best when exploring our most twisted emotions. His male characters have hopelessly complicated feelings about women; his upper-class characters are consumed with guilt as they cling to privilege; many of his protagonists are trapped in paralyzing cycles of envy, doubt and insecurity.” At Full Stop, Nika Knight takes a seasonally-appropriate view of writers’ ghosts. Leslie Jamison on Joan Didion’s Salvador, in The Paris Review. Granta is having a […]

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