McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales ed. by Michael Chabon
Contemporary fiction is a deceptively fertile patch of ground. More new books are being published now than perhaps ever before in recorded memory; but it is clear that amid all this Potemkin-village profusion, critical standards have been more or less gleefully left behind.
About the Author
Sam Munson, who reviewed Elizabeth Bishop’s Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-Box in May 2006, is online editor of COMMENTARY.