Articles by Mark Sarvas

December 5, 2010

A Year in Reading: Mark Sarvas 3

An impassioned, independent, alert thinker full of healthy skepticism and wry humor.

December 2, 2009

A Year in Reading: Mark Sarvas 2

I’ve gotten hours upon hours of pleasure returning to this beautifully illustrated, intelligently annotated volume.

December 16, 2008

A Year in Reading: Mark Sarvas 0

Mark Sarvas’s debut novel Harry, Revised, compared by the Chicago Tribune to Updike and Roth, has been sold in more than a dozen countries. He is also the host of internationally renowned litblog The Elegant Variation, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. His criticism has appeared in The New York Times Book […]

December 9, 2007

Year in Reading: Mark Sarvas 0

Mark Sarvas is the host of literary blog The Elegant Variation and author of Harry, Revised, to be published by Bloomsbury in May 2008. I suspect there might be something inherently unfair in asking about best books any year that J.M. Coetzee has a new novel out. He is truly sui generis and seems to […]

December 13, 2006

A Year in Reading: The Elegant Variation 8

Mark Sarvas, proprietor of The Elegant Variation, takes some time to share the books he read in 2006 that he found, shall we say, most to his liking. First off, the more I think about it, the less I care for the whole “Best of” formulation. It offends me on a number of levels, not […]