Jonas T. Bengtsson’s A Fairy Tale (2014)


Fairy tales began as stories for adults. "They were the television and pornography of their day, the life-lightening trash of preliterate peoples," says John Updike. Translated (Danish) Charlotte BarslundOther Press, 2014 Distraction and entertainment, but years later edification and morality: the words 'fairy tale' mean different things in

Jonas T. Bengtsson’s A Fairy Tale (2014)2014-06-26T15:06:07-05:00

Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (2013)


It was probably always a messy story, but at some point the focus for Donna Tartt's third novel shifted dramatically. As discussed in an interview with Jared Bland at the Appel Salon, the draft Tartt had been writing, which was set in Amsterdam and New York City, collided with a trip to Las

Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (2013)2014-06-26T14:30:15-05:00
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