Books
John C. HawleyMarch 01, 2010
'Summertime' is a meandering series of interviews with relatives and former lovers of 'John Coetzee.'
Books
John C. HawleyAugust 17, 2009
In his poetry Killian McDonnell takes Yahweh to task
Books
John C. HawleySeptember 01, 2008
J M Coetzee rsquo s critics suggested some years ago that he and some others Zakes Mda Zoe Wicomb needed to use their artistry more obviously in the political cause Defenders argued that literature had to maintain and expand South Africa rsquo s literary culture for a future that otherwise wou
Books
John C. HawleyApril 28, 2008
If Robert Satloff rsquo s recent book Among the Righteous Lost Stories From the Holocaust rsquo s Long Reach Into Arab Lands 2006 offers a freshly conceived if ultimately stark investigation into the archive of small kindnesses shown the occasional Jew during the Second World War Mimi Schwar
Books
John C. HawleyAugust 02, 2004
If Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka are arguably the grandfathers of Nigerian literature and Ben Okri and Buchi Emecheta are their successors Chris Abani Chimamanda Adichie and Helen Habila would appear to be coming into their own these days as the next wave Adichie author of Purple Hibiscus Alg
Books
John C. HawleyJuly 05, 2004
Until recently South Africa rsquo s fiction has been totally dominated by apartheid But in 1992 the government of F W de Klerk won a mandate for political reforms that led to an official end to apartheid and the creation of a power-sharing multiracial government and since that time many have wo
Books
John C. HawleyNovember 12, 2001
T C Boyle rsquo s collected short stories 1998 amply confirmed his impressive imagination and facility with language and narration In these 16 new ones nine of which appeared in The New Yorker in recent years Boyle again displays his ease in entering the minds of his principal characters and
Books
John C. HawleyOctober 08, 2001
When Virginia Woolf published Mrs Dalloway in 1925 her fourth novel she set out to demonstrate what she thought was needed in modern fiction an examination of the interior of her characters the stream of consciousness that holds each of us together from moment to moment What did not interest