Alexander Nazaryan

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  • 7 years ago

    Last spring, we asked a number of writers to name their most favorite obscure book. The piece proved so popular that, well, here we are doing it again. Below, a new batch of scribes and their beloved literary arcana. David Remnick: Moscow Petushki...

  • 7 years ago

    Art that purports to treat broad swaths of human catastrophe can all too easily turn mawkish or sanctimonious. But in Irena's Vow, a play about a Roman Catholic housekeeper who saves 12 Jews during World War II, playwright Dan Gordon largely avoid...

  • 8 years ago

    Ah, summer! The time to kick back in the sun, sucking up both gin and tonics and intellectual stimulation. But why be the hundredth person on the beach getting sand in Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth or smudging Richard Dawkins's The God Delusi...

  • 8 years ago

    Holding a writer to the standard of James Joyce is a bit like expecting haute cuisine from your corner deli, but the debut novels of Keith Gessen and Nathaniel Rich make the comparison irresistible. Gessen is a founding member of the literary maga...

  • 8 years ago

    "I am a sick man. A cruel man. I am not attractive, and my liver hurts," declares the disturbed narrator of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes From Underground. In Michael Gardner's excellent adaptation of the groundbreaking novella, the Underground Man i...

  • 8 years ago

    Everyman's Library has just released a single-volume collection of Flann O'Brien's five novels (778 pp., $25). Famous for writing one of the funniest books ever, At Swim-Two-Birds, O'Brien was also noted for his fatal enthusiasm for alcohol. On th...


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