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Articles by John Madera

World Without End, Amen

February 1st, 2010

Mary Caponegro continues her chronicle of troubled intimacies in the story collection All Fall Down

Blast and Scatteration

January 1st, 2010
Blast and Scatteration

John Madera reviews Michael Leong’s e.s.p. and recounts the scramble of names, idioms, puns, and wild associations he finds in the poems

Review of How Some People Like Their Eggs

November 5th, 2009

In this review of How Some People Like Their Eggs, the author breaks down all that’s irresistible about Sean Lovelace’s witty prose.

Book Review: A Jello Horse

September 15th, 2009

Matthew Simmons’ novell A Jello Horse maps the fortunes of an enigmatic crew known only by their initials. John Madera reviews.

These Disunited States

August 1st, 2009

Brian Evenson’s stories are populated by wanderers, ciphers, and schizophrenics lost in the fog of their own frustrations. John Madera attempts to navigate the miasma of Fugue State.

The Music of the Mind

July 1st, 2009

Aleksandar Hemon’s prose has scarcely been mentioned without the accompanying adjective ‘Nabokovian’; John Madera looks at Hemon’s new collection of stories Love and Obstacles to see whether the modifier fits.

Delightful Gumbo or Strange Brew?

June 1st, 2009

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck displays a long list of literary influences; John Madera asks what these well-made stories have to say.