The irresponsible hatchet?

Laura Miller considers Dale Peck’s and James Wood’s latest critical volumes (Hatchet Jobs and The Irresponsible Self), takes issue with their attacks on “hysterical realism,” speculates about the motivations behind the attacks, and more. (Via Mark, whose comparison of Wood and Peck I’m eagerly awaiting. George Garrett looked at the two books together in Book World earlier this month. I posted some brief, flip thoughts recently, but Steph has much smarter and more developed ones and if you’re lucky maybe she’ll tell you what they are.)


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