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Style and The Marketplace

by Patrick on November 18, 2009

On The Morning News today, V.L. Hartmann has a piece about Joan Didion’s resonance with a new generation of writers, many of them women: For some of us, mimicking Joan Didion has become the height of literary ambition, and not just her sentences. “Goodbye to All That” is a jumping-off point, California will fall short […]


My Best of the Decade: Are We Laughing Yet?

by Patrick on October 1, 2009

As regular readers of this site know, I contributed to the “pro” list of The Millions Best Books of the Millennium (So Far).  You can read what I had to say about one of the books chosen by popular decree, Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude, here.  As I stated on this blog, however, I […]