William OaRourkeas singular view of American life over the past 40 years shines forth in these short essays on subjects personal, political, and literary, which reveal a man of keen intellect and wide-ranging interests. They embrace everything from the state of the nation after 9/11 to the authoras encounter with rap, from the masterminds of political makeovers to the rich variety of contemporary American writing. His reviews illuminate both the books themselves and the times in which we live, and his personal reflections engage even the most fearful events with a special humor and gentle pathos. Readers will find this richly rewarding volume difficult to put down.offiction was not Raymond Carver, but Peggy Noonan), Carver continued to remind anyone who bothered to listen that ... What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and Cathedralafrom where the stories in Short Cuts have been taken .
|Title||:||Confessions of a Guilty Freelancer|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 2012-06-19|