Rohinton Mistry's tragic and trimphant vision
Edna O'Brien's new novel fashions a powerful metaphor for a blighted son of Ireland
In Sybille Bedford's work the great emotional and moral questions remain unanswered
Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Books-A-Million have enormously enriched the nation's cultural life
The nine ambiguous, anticlimactic novels of Henry Green, our author writes, "raised the pedestrian to the sublime"