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What We’re Reading: Rachel Cusk and George Eliot

Entertainment / Books : The New Yorker: Books

I’ve spent most of the past few months writing a book about “Middlemarch,” and so I was delighted to get my hands on a copy of “The Life of George Eliot,” a new critical biography by Nancy Henry. Henry, who is a professor of English...

Tuesday New Release Day: Cohen, Black, Cusk, Heller, Gillham, Ratner, Johnson, Meidav

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New this week is Joshua Cohen’s Four New Messages, while John Banville (writing as Benjamin Black) is out with Vengeance. Also new on shelves: Aftermath, a memoir by Rachel Cusk; Peter Heller’s post-apocalyptic debut novel The Dog S...

Tuesday New Release Day: Carey; Cusk; July; Gerard; Buwalda; Hawkins; Bender; Goldhagen; Sansal; O’Nan

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

New this week: Amnesia by Peter Carey; Outline by Rachel Cusk; The First Bad Man by Miranda July; Binary Star by Sarah Gerard; Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda; The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins; Refund by Karen Bender; In Some O...

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Entertainment / Books : The New Yorker: Books

A character in Rachel Cusk’s new novel, “Outline,” a successful playwright named Anne, has been stricken with a peculiar kind of writer’s block. She calls it a problem of “summing up”:

Books: Review: Rachel Cusk: The Bradshaw Variations

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One of the epigraphs to Rachel Cusk’s seventh novel, The Bradshaw Variations, is Jean-Paul Sartre expounding on the virtues of Bach, but a quotation from the “Bad Faith” chapter of Being And Nothingness would have worked in a pinch....


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