38 Years On Books: The Critical Michiko Kakutani Reader

BreakoutsNot all of these books were debuts, but all of them found their authors at a new stage of ambition and relevance.
Politics, History and Current EventsThe world of books is as wide as the world itself, and the critic’s job extends to intepreting both.
Still, its flaws are exuberant flaws of excess, and the reader who perseveres will be amply rewarded.
HeavyweightsIf it was a major book by a major author, chances are that Kakutani reviewed it.
“A Brief History of Seven Killings” by Marlon James (2014)How to describe Marlon James’s monumental new novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”?

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