Articles by Holloway McCandless

November 29, 2010

Only Evoke: Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall 4

A novel of 238 pages cannot carry that many literary precursors without sacrificing some momentum. It’s like pinning a plethora of antique brooches onto a starlet’s chiffon slip dress — the delicate fabric will droop, distort, and even rip under the weight of the anachronistic jewels.