Austerlitz (Random House) What Thomas Mann was to the 1940’s and Albert Camus to the 1950’s probably places the German writer W. G. Sebald in relation to our
The late Kurt Vonnegut has been astonishing us from the 1960’s on. In this archived edition of Bookworm, originally broadcast on April 6, 2006, the magnificent satirist, critic, dreamer and grouch who he speaks as a socialist disappointed by human behavior, our country and our times. He "wants to go home."
How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not A Novel (Pantheon) The "Stendhal of the dating scene" Alain de Botton talks about French literature, the virtues
William Vollmann decided to spend as much time as possible viewing the stars from the flatbed of a moving train. He’s a "fauxbo" not a hobo, and he movingly describes his need to find freedom by hopping a train–without any destination in mind.