Articles by Andrew Schenker

September 25, 2017

Three Authors in Search of Melville 0

“There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.”

February 17, 2017

In Sickness and in Health: Mike Scalise and the Illness Narrative 0

Scalise aligns himself with many other writers of illness narratives who understand that, although their disease may be horrible, it also confers a sense of uniqueness and individuality on the sufferer, at least temporarily.

August 16, 2016

Looking for Meaning in ‘Riverine’ 0

If ‘Riverine’ is mining the territory familiar to any coming-of-age narrative, then it stands out both by the relentlessness with which the comparative mind of the author works and by her willingness to question her own metaphor-making tendency.