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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”:

Ali Smith wins 2014 Goldsmiths Prize

Genres / Fantasy : OF Blog of the Fallen

Ali Smith won the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize, a new but high-paying UK literary award, for her latest novel, How to be Both. Below is a list of the finalists, with links to those I've already reviewed:Rachel Cusk, OutlineWill Eaves, The ...

Rachel Cusk’s Latest Book Review Is a Lesson in How Not to Write About Infertility

Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

Ideally, a book review offers both a summary of its subject’s contents and some insight into the book’s themes and what purpose it might serve for readers. Rachel Cusk’s recent cover story for the New York Times Book Review on two n...

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

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

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...

Books: Review: Rachel Cusk: The Bradshaw Variations

Entertainment / Books : The A.V. Club - Books

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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