David Foster Wallace: “Backbone”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is David Foster Wallace’s “Backbone.” Read the full post.


Jacques Chessex: A Jew Must Die

Trevor reviews Jacques Chessex’s A Jew Must Die, translated from the French by W. Donald Wilson. Read the full post.


Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: “Paranoia”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s “Paranoia.” Read the full post.

Review copy courtesy of New Directions.

Dezsö Kosztolányi: Kornél Esti

Trevor reviews Dezsö Kosztolányi’s 1933 book, Kornél Esti, translated from the Hungarian by Bernard Adams. Read the full post.


John O’Hara: Appointment in Samarra

Trevor reviews John O’Hara’s Appointment in Samarra. Read the full post.


Gert Hofmann: Lichtenberg & the Little Flower Girl

Trevor reviews Gert Hofmann’s Lichtenberg & the Little Flower Girl, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann. Read the full post.


Herman Melville: Bartleby the Scrivener

Trevor reviews Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener. Read the full post.

The Other Place

Mary Gaitskill: “The Other Place”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Mary Gaitskill’s “The Other Place.” Read the full post.


Cormac McCarthy: The Orchard Keeper

Trevor reviews Cormac McCarthy’s debut, The Orchard Keeper. Read the full post.


Tessa Hadley: “Honor”

This week’s New Yorker story is Tessa Hadley’s “Honor.” Read the full post.