Books by James Wood and Complete Book Reviews

James Wood, Author . Farrar, Straus & Giroux $22 (265p) ISBN 978-0-374-17340-1
Wood takes aim at E.M. Forster’s longtime standard-bearer Aspects of the Novel in this eminently readable and thought-provoking treatise on the ways, whys and hows of writing and reading fiction. Wood addresses many of the usual suspects—
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James Wood. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $27 (336p) ISBN 978-0-374-15956-6
This collection of 23 essays gathered from the New Republic, the London Review of Books, and the New Yorker offers the latest proof that Wood (How Fiction Works) is one of the best readers writing today. Devouring these pieces back to back feels...
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James Wood, Author . Farrar, Straus & Giroux $24 (320p) ISBN 978-0-374-17737-9
Still writing with magisterial sweep and terrific intensity, Wood (The Book Against God ) in this newest collection of review-essays celebrates the indeterminate voice of comic narrative, which "replaces the knowable with the unknowable,...
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James Wood, Author . Farrar, Straus & Giroux $23 (272p) ISBN 978-0-374-11538-8
A starred or boxed review indicates a book of outstanding quality. A review with a blue-tinted title indicates a book of unusual commercial interest that hasn't received a starred or boxed review.THE BOOK AGAINST GODJames Wood. Farrar, Straus &am
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James Wood, Author Random House (NY) $24 (288p) ISBN 978-0-375-50217-0
At a mere 33 years old, Wood has produced an unlikely and brilliant first book collecting his reviews (from the New Republic, where he is the full-time book critic, the London Review of Books and elsewhere). Neither a programmatic study nor a grab...
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James Wood. Brandeis Univ./UPNE, $35 (144p) ISBN 978-1-61168-742-2
Relating literature to life and vice versa, the four essays collected in this volume from Wood (The Fun Stuff)—the first three originally written for Brandeis University’s Mandel Lectures series—provide virtuoso displays of eloquence and insight. In
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James Wood. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 (224p) ISBN 978-0-374-27953-0
Critic Wood’s second novel (after The Book Against God) is the intriguing, restrained story of Alan Querry, who, in the last days of the second Bush presidency, is summoned by his confrontational older daughter, Helen, from his comfortable home in...
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