Appearing Elsewhere

July 7, 2009 | 1 book mentioned 1

coverIn my most recent “Year in Reading” post, I mentioned Joseph McElroy’s Women and Men, a 1200-page novel it took me six weeks to consume and six months to digest. A somewhat longer, though still woefully inadequate, consideration appears today at The Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy blog, as part of “Postmodernism Month.” If you are like me one of those odd readers for whom the conjunction of the phrases “1200-page” and “Postmodernism” whets your appetite, pop on over to Jacket Copy and check it out.

is the author of City on Fire and A Field Guide to the North American Family. In 2017, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.

One comment:

  1. Thanks for pointing this out. I read Women and Men when it first came out, and just loved it. It's easily up there with the best of Pynchon and Gaddis. Your piece in the Times makes me want to go back and get lost in it again. I seem to remember lots of long passages by disembodied spirits. Beautiful writing, well worth the not inconsiderable effort.

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