The Unrealist Novel

July 12, 2012 | 1

Lev Grossman offers some first thoughts on Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, the David Foster Wallace biography written by D.T. Max due out in September. More interestingly, Grossman wonders whether we’re nearing the death of hysterical realism, that manic, maximalist genre James Wood defined in his review of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.

is an intern for The Millions. He is currently studying English and Russian at Columbia University.

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