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Lists Notable Articles C. Max Magee January 5, 15 books mentioned 69 18 min read Update: Don't miss our newest "Most Anticipated" listhighlighting books for the rest of and beyond. There's something for every lover of fiction coming inbut, oddly enough, the dominant theme may be posthumous publication.
Special thanks to The Millions Facebook group for helping us compile this list. Fitting that this book preview starts off with a posthumous novel. Ellison's unfinished opus will not be the the only posthumous work to grab readers attention inbut it will be perhaps the one with the most history attached to it and maybe, in the accounting of those who manage the canon, the most important.
Ellison famously struggled to complete a second novel after the landmark publication of The Invisible Man.
After Ellison's death, Juneteenth was cobbled together by his literary executor John Callahan and met with decidedly mixed reviews.
But, as a article in the Washington Post argues, Three Days Before the Shooting, the result of years of work by Callahan and co-editor Adam Bradley, was always meant to be the true Ellison second novel. Readers will soon find out if it's the masterpiece they've been waiting for for decades.
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris: If your debut effort in this case, Then We Came to the End gets nominated for a National Book Award, you are on the express train to literary stardom.
Quickly, however, focus shifts to the sophomore effort. For Ferris, early signs look good. The protagonist Tim's affliction is that he's unable to stop walking.
In an early review, Bookforum likes it and says "Ferris possesses an overriding writer's gift: Monsieur Pain January is about a Peruvian poet with a chronic case of hiccups.
Antwerp April has been described as both a prose poem and a crime novel. Fun with Problems by Robert Stone: Fun with Problems will be Stone's first collection of short fiction in twelve years.
And his first book since his memoir Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties see Garth's review. Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd: Boyd's novel is already out in the UK where it has been receiving characteristically good notices.
The book is ostensibly about a man on the run, but Boyd, in an interview with Edinburgh Festivals alluded to the depth that The Guardian picked up on, "It's a chase. And the drive is that the man is being hunted. But like the last four of my novels, it's also about identity, about what happens when you lose everything that makes up your social identity, and how you then function in the modern city.
Recently departed Kirkus has some quibbles with the plot machinations, but says "lush prose and abundant drama will render logic beside the point for most readers. Physician and Murderer some 70 years after the novel's appearance in German. Enthusiasts of German-language literature have compared Weiss favorably with his contemporary Thomas Mann and his friend Franz Kafka, but he has remained something of an unknown on this side of the Atlantic.
Already, Joel Rotenberg's translation has begun to remedy this neglect. An excerpt appeared in A Public Space a while back. Anticipation for DeLillo's forthcoming book has been decidedly truncated.
Publisher Scribner first tweeted about DeLillo delivering the manuscript in June, and the book will hit shelves a scant eight months later. One reason for the quick turnaround might be the book's surprising slimness, coming in somewhere between pages says PW and pages says Scribner.
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So will the book's slight profile belie some interior weightiness? A recently posted excerpt may offer some clues, and PW says "Reading it is akin to a brisk hike up a desert mountain—a trifle arid, perhaps, but with occasional views of breathtaking grandeur.
A Manifesto by David Shields: We've already discussed Shields' forthcoming "manifesto" quite a lot at The Millions. This prompted me to dig deeper in a longer look at the book. From my sleuthing, and noting blurbs by J. Coetzee, Jonathan Lethem, and others, I posited "the intriguing possibility that a book of ideas will capture the popular interest [in ].is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
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Historical novels, in particular, allow us to relive the past without the neatness of history, and with all the complexity of the present.
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