The Art of Fielding

What do we talk about when we talk about literature? More often than not, it isn’t baseball. But when Chad Harbach talks about baseball in his remarkable first novel, The Art of Fielding, among his dream teammates are Melville, Lowell, Emerson, Eliot, Keats and Murakami; his chief game, literature. Indeed, it is nothing short of an … Continue reading


There is no New Yorker quite like Paul Auster. The city is Auster’s literary terrain; the stage with 176 zip codes where he performs fast-paced crime scenes, uncovers skin-tingling discoveries, and plays out thrilling games and riddles. Auster’s fifteenth novel reads as a metropolis of vast possibilities where literary dreams are fabricated and sordid, sexual … Continue reading