Davis Schneiderman revisits the non-debate between Jonathan Franzen and Ben Marcus, touches on recent flare-ups in the American Book Review and the NOW WHAT blog, and reflects on the economy of book jacket blurbs.
Stacey Levine on the occasion of Dalkey Archive's reprinting of The Age of Wire and String
Former FC2 Co-publisher Curtis White defends radical fiction against Left radical intellectuals.
Ralph Berry on Avant-Garde fiction and the future of the page.
Picking up Lance Olsen's theme of thinking as digestion, Michael Martone chews on what's Avant Garde about Baltimore.