The Role of Women in the “Bulls–t Workforce”Why meaningless, spiritually draining jobs have long been a particular scourge for female employees.
If “The End of Men” Were a NovelTom Perrotta’s latest chronicle of suburban life feels less like a coherent story than an extended think piece about “the way we live now.”
The Elegant Bigotry of Michel HouellebecqHis new novel treats Islam, and women, so badly that it’s hard not to wonder where the character’s views end and the author’s begin.
Crimes of the PatriarchyIf we try too hard to parse the precise kind of feminism embodied by Meg Wolitzer’s new book, we risk missing its genuinely smart satire.
The Novel as Math ProblemAs a formal exercise, Paul Auster’s 4321 is impeccable. As a story, it’s curiously cold.