Archives: November 2016

This is the archive page for [November 2016]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Book Review: "Listen, Liberal" by Thomas Frank | November 28, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Thomas Frank's "Listen, Liberal," a half-smart, half-eye-rolling rant by the former founder of "The Baffler" over all the ways the Democratic Party has lost touch with its former power base of rural blue-collar workers. | Read entire entry

American Odd: Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings, by Michael Bonesteel | November 25, 2016
This week Karl Wolff continues his American Odd essay series with a look at Chicago-area artist and recluse Henry Darger. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "How I Became a North Korean," by Krys Lee | November 23, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews "How I Became a North Korean," the debut novel by Krys Lee. Says Chris, "Right now Lee's let down by some of her weaker tendencies as a prose writer." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Joe Gould's Teeth" by Jill Lepore | November 16, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Jill Lepore's "Joe Gould's Teeth," a fascinating piece of 21st-century journalism that enwraps a literary mystery, an academic biography, and a personal essay about the author's fascination with the first two. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Nicotine," by Nell Zink | November 16, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews "Nicotine," the latest from "Wallcreeper" author Nell Zink. Says Chris, " I rather wish Zink had been as concerned about this book's aesthetics as its social relevancy." | Read entire entry

First Time Around: "Player Piano," by Kurt Vonnegut | November 9, 2016
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews Kurt Vonnegut's "Player Piano" as part of his First Time Around series. Says Chris, "This vision of Vonnegut isn't nearly as compelling as the Vonnegut that emerged, but it's always fun to consider the what-ifs." | Read entire entry