If Hillary Mantel herself can’t bear to part with her well-beloved protagonist, how on earth should the rest of us?
Matthew Hart is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. His publications include Nations of Nothing But Poetry (2010) and, most recently, “Site Specificity without Borders,” a special issue of ASAP/Journal (Fall 2017), coedited with David Alworth. His new book, Extraterritorial: A Political Geography of Contemporary Fiction, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
Brexit or Utopia?
Ali Smith’s Autumn, the first installment of a four-volume “seasonal quartet” that now continues with Winter, was hailed on its release as “the first great Brexit novel.” As any reader of the book knows, there ...
Fatwa: A Love Story
Salman Rushdie’s new memoir, Joseph Anton, is much like his career to date: great until about halfway through. One ought to feel worse about taking such a cheap shot. Over the last three decades ...