Articles on Novels

Displaying all articles

Sam Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, on the field prior to a 1984 National League playoff game. AP Photo

The World Series of the Apocalypse?

No team in sports has inspired better literature than the hapless Chicago Cubs. The oeuvre includes a little-known tale by W.P. Kinsella: 'The Last Pennant Before Armageddon.'
The great detective’s purchase on popular culture was not always so assured. Benedict Cumberbactch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock, courtesy of Channel Nine

The Case of the Immortal Detective: Sherlock Holmes and His Enduring Appeal

As Benedict Cumberbatch prepares to return to 221B Baker Street for a Sherlock Christmas Special, a great, unsolved mystery remains: what is the source of the detective’s enduring appeal?
Technology has always transformed the novel and given it new shapes to play with. Thomas Leuthard

The byte may destroy the book but the novel isn’t over yet

Victor Hugo famously claimed the invention of the printing press destroyed the edifice of the gothic cathedral. Others fear the internet age will eventually destroy the novel. But guess what? It won't.

Top contributors