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  • Patrick White's cruel visionaries

    Patrick White's cruel visionaries
    Patrick White, the first great novelist to come out of Australia, was born in 1912, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, died in 1990 and his work promptly dropped from fashion. His style of narrative-driven psychological modernism seemed outmoded, perhaps, when the highbrow section of the literary marketplace had turned to the exuberant post-modernism of Salman Rushdie and David Foster Wallace, on the one hand, and the differently stylized realisms of Raymond Carver and Alice Munro on the other. A chapter from one of White's novels, submitted pseudonymously to a list of top publishers in 2007, was rejected by every one of them. White -- who was gay, had a gallows wit and self-consciously cast himself as an outsider, both ahead of his times and behind them -- would have seen the humor in that. He once said that he had wasted his life writing and should have stuck to "learning to cook properly."
  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...

    Battle of the New York literary balls

    This week, the Paris Review announced that it will hold its annual spring gala, the Revel, on April 13. Philip Roth -- whose first story was published in the magazine in 1958 -- will be presented with its Hadada Award....

    Man Booker Prize longlist announced

    Thirteen books were announced on Tuesday to be in the running for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. Known as the Man Booker longlist, or the Man Booker dozen, the list includes new novels by Peter Carey, David Mitchell and Rose...

    Michael Silverblatt: good literary listening

    Michael Silverblatt has a distinctive interviewing style: He's deliberate and unhurried and asks complex, multi-layered questions. Public radio has been his safe intellectual harbor since 1989, when he created the show "Bookworm" for KCRW-FM (89.9) in...