There’s nothing like a Man Booker Prize longlist of nominees to make us feel hopeless about our awareness of contemporary fiction. Especially because pretty much all we read is contemporary fiction.
The list came out today, and the only people we knew without the assistance of Google are Alan Hollinghurst, who has already Read More
The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst. Bloomsbury, 438 pages, $24.95.
The title of Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel, The Line of Beauty, refers to, amongst other things: Hogarth’s theory of pictorial composition; the line of cocaine snorted by the book’s hero, Nick, from the back of a Henry James novel; and the snaking line Read More