Charles R. Larson

Charles R. Larson is Emeritus Professor of Literature at American University, in Washington, D.C. Email = clarson@american.edu. Twitter @LarsonChuck.

Review: Gregor Hens’ “Nicotine”

Review: Vivek Shanbhag’s “Ghachar Ghochar”

Review: Nadeem Aslam’s “The Golden Legend”

Review: Chris Hayes’ “A Colony in a Nation”

Review: Daniel Karpowitz’s “College in Prison”

Review: David Bellos’s “Novel of the Century: the Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables”

Review: Derek B. Miller’s The Girl in Green

Review: Lionel Shriver’s “The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047”

Review: Mohsin Hamid’s “Exit West”

Review: Timothy B. Tyson’s “The Blood of Emmett Till”

Review: Bill Hayes’ “Insomniac City”

Review:  Stefan Hertmans’ War and Turpentine

Review:  J. M. Lee’s “The Boy Who Escaped Paradise”

Trump’s Wrecking Ball

Review: Han Kang’s “Human Acts”

Review: Robert Coover’s “Huck out West”

Review: Barney Rosset’s “My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship”

Review: Scholastique Mukasonga’s “Cockroaches”

Review: Brit Bennett’s “The Mothers”

Review: Sjón’s “Moonstone: the Boy Who Never Was”

Review: Okey Ndibe’s “Never Look an American in the Eye”

Review: Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s “Reputations”

Queen Lear? Deborah Levy’s “Hot Milk”

Review: Helen Dewitt’s “The Last Samurai”

Review: J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”

Ali Eteraz’s “Native Believer”

Review: Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am”

Review: Paulina Chiziane’s “The First Wife: a Tale of Polygamy”

Review: Basma Abdel Aziz’s “The Queue”

Review: Adrien Bosc’s “Constellation”

Review: Lisa Smith’s “Girl Walks Out of a Bar”

Review: B. George’s “The Death of Rex Ndongo”

Review: Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian”

Review: William E. Jones’s “True Homosexual Experiences”

Review: John Gregory Brown’s “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere”

Mychal Denzel Smith’s “Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: a Young Black Man’s Education”

A Review of Mary Roach’s “Grunt”

Ghana’s Dark Past

On Homecoming and Belonging

Crazed Monster’s Reparative Therapy

Russian Women, Then and Now

Cameroon Under Colonial Powers

Not a Typical Mother’s Day: Graham Swift’s “Mothering Sunday”

Donald Trump is Destroying My Mind

Being Gay in China, Circa 1987

Moby Dick on Steroids?

Nigerian Literary Renaissance?

Border Crossings: Bulgaria and Turkey

Zimbabwe in Black and White

Thatcher Almost Gets It: Jonathan Lee’s “High Dive”

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