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When Poetry Meets Politics

Robert Hass' poetic journey.

Oct. 7 2010 11:29 AMMario Vargas Llosa's The Bad GirlThe Nobel Prize winner's novel, reviewed.
Oct. 31 2007 4:28 PMIs It a Chamber Pot?Nope! A century-old literary mystery, solved.
Oct. 31 2007 11:00 AMParadise LostCees Nooteboom takes on our jet-fueled millennium.
Nov. 1 2007 7:36 AMNo Second ChancesThe bracing vision of William Trevor.
Nov. 1 2007 7:40 AMFall Fiction Week at SlateSlate's annual look at the novel.
Oct. 31 2007 7:31 AMFall BooksOur take on this season's books.
Oct. 13 2006 12:59 PMFor Whom the Shill ToilsHemingway's lost work for Ringling Bros. and Ballantine Ale.
Oct. 12 2006 6:27 PMOverlooked Fiction Bloggers and booksellers recommend their favorite little-known reads.
Oct. 12 2006 7:40 AMAmerican IngeniousThe sly brilliance of experimental novelist Lynne Tillman.
Oct. 11 2006 7:23 AMThe Mother LoadEdna O'Brien's dark look at the mother-daughter bond.
Oct. 10 2006 6:57 PMMen at WorkThe literary masculinity of Cormac McCarthy.
Sept. 15 2005 9:56 AMReading Faulkner With OprahIt's underrated.
Sept. 14 2005 6:16 AMMarjorie MorningstarThe conservative novel that liberal feminists love.
Sept. 13 2005 10:11 AMDear Booker CommitteeIs Zadie Smith really ready to receive your esteemed prize?
Sept. 13 2005 6:47 AMMarching OrdersE. L. Doctorow and the problem of historical novels.
Oct. 31 2007 6:12 PMI Was Gordon Lish's Editor Not that he let me do any editing.
Oct. 31 2007 4:27 PMThe Invisible LesbianChallenging the myth of merit-based publishing.
Oct. 30 2007 4:25 PMThe Lost Art of the RantHow the Web revived a storied tradition of expletive-laced tirades.
Oct. 30 2007 1:17 PMZuckerman UnboundWhat should we make of Philip Roth's alter ego in his declining years?
Oct. 30 2007 11:38 AMWhat's Love Got To Do With It?Mario Vargas Llosa dissects an obsession.
Oct. 30 2007 11:36 AMThe Great Novel I Never ReadThe Sound and the Fury, Swann's Way,and other books that novelists skipped.
Oct. 12 2006 6:28 PMYokely-Dokely AmericaThe disgracefulness of Charles Frazier.
Oct. 12 2006 10:08 AMGoverness Gone GothA new edition of Jane Eyre reveals its truly subversive message.
Oct. 11 2006 11:03 AMSurprising PowersRichard Powers' scientific humanism.
Oct. 13 2006 1:06 PMNovel PleasuresFall Fiction Week at Slate.
Oct. 10 2006 6:57 PMThe Impermanent PeriodRichard Ford's modern-day Hamlet.
Sept. 14 2005 6:17 AMThe Plot Doesn't ThickenComparing J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man and Denton Welch's A Voice Through a Cloud.
Sept. 15 2005 9:58 AMFall Fiction WeekSlate's second annual look at the novel.
Sept. 13 2005 6:47 AMDarkness at NoonArthur Koestler's milestone anti-Stalinist novel.
Oct. 15 2004 7:54 PMWhat's With All the "National Best Sellers"?How so many books get to the top of the charts.

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