Tom Perrotta reassesses his ’90s antihero.
What everyone gets wrong about Sheila Heti’s fiction
Why did he lie about his sources?
François Poulain was ahead of his time—and ours.
Blake Bailey, who wrote Philip Roth: The Biography, has been accused of sexual crimes.
Kazuo Ishiguro returns to masters and servants with a story of love between a machine and the girl she belongs to.
Resistance requires a lot more strategy.
This year, I trained to work at the polls. I’m sure I’ll screw up.
Could a marriage policy first pursued by the Catholic Church a millennium and a half ago explain what made the industrialized world so powerful—and so peculiar?
As the author’s remarkable trilogy ends, her epic hero’s self-mastery is newly in doubt.
Our unpredictable and overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll on American society.
The voice revolution has only just begun. Today, Alexa is a humble servant. Very soon, she could be much more—a teacher, a therapist, a confidant, an informant.
Finding love in the postromantic, postmarital age
The sisters turned domestic constraints into grist for brilliant books.
An epic from Italy about female friendship and fate
Saul Bellow never ceases to give biographers a hard time.