End-of-week-original-content-roundup! This week at Bookforum.com:
Justin Taylor considers Jess Row’s new story collection: “The stories in Nobody Ever Gets Lost, take us from Thailand to the Punjab to New York City (and elsewhere around the Northeast), but wherever they touch down we find the same thing: psychically wounded people stunned by a world at once too vast and too small.”
Morten Høi Jensen reviews Geoff Dyer’s The Missing of the Somme, and speaks with Helen DeWitt about data and literature, and the difficulties of publishing her new book, Lightning Rods.
In our syllabi section, Alex Aciman considers the pleasures of deviancy and what we love about the anti-heroes of 19th century novels.
Adam Plunkett examines "Why Critics Praise Bad Poetry."
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