Post-9/11 novel: Open City Book Club, part 4

Today’s installment in our discussion of Teju Cole’s novel comes from guest blogger Martha Nadell, who teaches at Brooklyn College and is at work on a literary history of Brooklyn. The author of a book on image and text in early twentieth-century African...

9/11/11

The other night I took a group of students to NYU’s Skirball Center to see a star-studded reading of Sarah Tuft’s play 110 Stories. A good chunk of the cast came from the HBO series The Wire. When I first saw it performed — I think it was in...

9/11 Double Feature

I woke up yesterday morning hoping not to think too much, this year, about 9/11. The Internets put an end to that, though, in the form of emails from friends and family, blog posts, and the newspaper. Maybe it should be an unplugged day from here on out. Then again,...

Historical Fiction

This summer’s New York novels to date — the books, that is, I’ve consumed on my vacation: Richard Price’s Lush Life, Don DeLillo’s Falling Man, Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, and about half of Kevin Baker’s Dreamland. All...